EPPO Global Database

Clavibacter insidiosus(CORBIN)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest no longer present
First recorded in: 1967
From CABI Disease map 067 (2014): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2016/154) : field inspections and testing of commercial seed lots have confirmed that the bacterium no longer occurs in South Africa.
* Coertze S, Jensen T, Kotzé TN, McLeod A (2015) Establishing the status of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. insidiosus in lucerne in South Africa. Journal of Plant Pathology 97(2), 283-290.

* Thompson AH (1985) Technical Communication - Department of Agriculture and Water Supply, Republic of South Africa No. 197, 26 pp.
------- Record considered doubtful by Coertze et al. (2015).

* Van der Merwe SP, Du Toit JJ (1970) First identification of bacterial wilt on lucerne in the Republic of South Africa. Phytophylactica 1, 61-62.
------- First record in 1967 in Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces.