Interceptions of Leptinotarsa decemlineata and Pseudomonas solanacearum in Sweden
The Swedish Board of Agriculture has informed EPPO that it has intercepted 5 consignments of potatoes (20 t each) due to infestation by Leptinotarsa decemlineata (EPPO A2 pest) from Bulgaria within the first week of June 1992). Swedish authorities fear that the warm spring climate has led to an epidemic development of the Colorado beetle development in South-East Europe.
Swedish quarantine authorities furthermore intercepted approximately 700 t of potatoes from Egypt due to the infection by Pseudomonas solanacearum (EPPO A2 organism).
Swedish Board of Agriculture (1992-06)