Outbreak of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in Austria
The Austrian Plant Protection Service recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of an outbreak of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (EPPO A2 List) in Austria. In 2007, the pathogen was found in companies producing tomato fruits for final consumers, all located in Styria. Investigations showed that all affected plants had been grown from the same seed lot originating from Bolivia. All plants concerned have been destroyed and hygiene measures imposed to prevent any further spread.
The pest status of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in Austria is officially declared as follows: local outbreak, eradicated.
NPPO of Austria, 2008-02.