Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis detected in Puglia (IT)
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the finding of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in Puglia region. The bacterium was detected in a tomato crop (Lycospersicon esculentum cv. ‘Uno Rosso’). Investigations showed that infected seeds were the source of this outbreak. Infected plant material was immediately destroyed to prevent any further spread of the disease. Monitoring will be intensified in tomato-growing areas in Puglia.
The situation of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in Italy can be described as follows: Present, occasionally detected in tomato crops, under official control.
NPPO of Italy (2010-07).