EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/100

Ralstonia solanacearum detected in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, Ralstonia solanacearum (EPPO A2 List) was detected on ware potatoes (Solanum tuberosum cv. ‘Lanorma’) grown in 2009 in 1 production site in Cornwall (South-West of England). This finding followed a notification from the Dutch NPPO which indicated a clonal link between seed potatoes delivered to the United Kingdom and contaminations found in the Netherlands. Phytosanitary measures have been taken to eradicate the disease in the United Kingdom.
The pest status of Ralstonia solanacearum in the United Kingdom is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under eradication.


IPPC website, FAO. Official Pest Reports from the United Kingdom (2010-02-09) Potato brown rot outbreak. https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=122&tx_pestreport_pi1