First report of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato in Slovenia
The NPPO of Slovenia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato on its territory. The bacterium was detected in one tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) greenhouse located in Ljubljana. Symptoms (brown spots and yellowing) were first noticed by the grower who collected a symptomatic sample for diagnosis. In June 2015, the identity of the bacterium was confirmed by the official laboratory of bacteriology using molecular tests. The infected grafted tomato plants had been grown from plants for planting imported from Spain. No official phytosanitary measures were taken, but the grower destroyed 2 100 grafted tomato plants and applied hygiene measures in the glasshouse concerned.
The pest status of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato in Slovenia is officially declared as: Transient, no official measures taken. Infected plants destroyed by grower.
NPPO of Slovenia (2015-09).