Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus detected in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 List) has been found in ware potatoes (Solanum tuberosum cvs. ‘Asterix’ and ‘Annabelle’) in 2 farms. It is estimated that the infected area covers 1.94 ha. The origin of this infection is not known. Phytosanitary measures have been applied in accordance with EU Directive 93/85/EC (amended by EU Directive 2006/56/EC). On the infected farms, all potato fields have been inspected and no further findings have been made.
The pest status of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Finland is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland (2016-06).