EPPO Global Database

Clavibacter sepedonicus(CORBSE)

Distribution details in Belgium

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest eradicated
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, pest eradicated (2016-12)
From CABI Disease map 020 (2006): Absent, unreliable record
The bacterium was detected in 2002 and 2003 in Belgium. Eradication measures were applied. Since then, the bacterium has never been detected in the Belgian potato production during official surveys which are regularly being carried out. These measures were taken in accordance with the EU Directives 93/85/EC and 2006/56/EC (Internet, 2007).

From NPPO (2014): during the 2012 potato growing season, 2 contaminations were discovered during the annual survey on stored potatoes (in November 2012 and May 2013). Eradication and follow up measures were applied. No contaminations were found during the specific follow up surveys and the annual survey in 2013.

EPPO Reporting Service (2014/190) : in August 2014, an outbreak was found on tomato (10 successive plants in a row, in a glasshouse). Eradication measures have been taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/038) : the outbreak on tomato (see above) was successfully eradicated.
AFSCA (2007) http://www.afsca.be/sp/pv_phyto/maladie_pdt_fr.asp

* Lelliott RA (1973) A survey in England and Wales for ring rot of potatoes caused by Corynebacterium sepedonicum. Plant Pathology 22 (3), 126-128.
------- Intercepted in 1967 in UK in ware potatoes said to originate in Belgium, but surveys conducted immediately afterwards failed to confirm.

* NPPO of Belgium (2014-10, 2015-12, 2016-12).

* Van Vaerenbergh J, De Päepe B, Hoedekie A, Van Malderghem C, Zaluga J, De Vos P, Maes M (2016) Natural infection of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). New Disease Reports 33, 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2016.033.007
------- Outbreak on tomato subsequently eradicated.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Absent, pest eradicated view...
Germany Present, few occurrences view...
Netherlands Transient, under eradication view...