First detection of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli in the Czech Republic
In March 2007, the NPPO of Czech Republic carried out surveillance inspections in a company storing seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris. Seeds of several bean cultivars were sampled and tested by the NPPO laboratory. These tests (gas chromatography) revealed the presence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli (EPPO A2 List) in samples of P. vulgaris cvs Aidagold and Gama. These results were confirmed by pathogenicity tests. The two infected lots had been imported from Tanzania (8 tonnes for cv. Aidagold and 4 tonnes for cv. Gama). Official measures were applied. Both contaminated lots were disqualified as seed material. A portion of the Aidagold lot (300 kg) was burned and the remaining seeds were processed (canned beans). This is the first time that X. axonopodis pv. phaseoli is detected in Czech Republic. The NPPO of Czech Republic now considers that X. axonopodis pv. phaseoli has been eradicated.
The pest status of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli in the Czech Republic is officially declared as: Absent: eradicated.
NPPO of Czech Republic, 2008-08.