Eradication of Synchytrium endobioticum from Latvia
In Latvia, Synchytrium endobioticum (EPPO A2 List) was first found in 1948 in household potato plots in the region of Vidzeme, covering a total area of 1.98 ha. Since 1948, eradication measures have been implemented against S. endobioticum in accordance with Council Directive 69/464/EEC. Soil samples from all infected sites have been regularly tested in the laboratory. As the fungus has not been detected since 1985, the NPPO of Latvia officially declared the eradication of S. endobioticum from its territory in September 2016.
The pest status of Synchytrium endobioticum in Latvia is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Latvia (2016-09).
Council Directive 69/464/EEC of 8 December 1969 on control of potato wart disease. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX