EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum sensu lato(RALSSO)

Distribution details in Austria

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 1995
Eradication in: 2015
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent: pest eradicated (2015-02)
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (1996/02) : first IF-positive samples found in 1995. Further monitoring is continuing.

EPPO Reporting Service (1997/111) : when IF-positive samples were retested, all results were negative. The earlier report is therefore erroneous. Nor has R. solanacearum ever been found in Austria on any other occasion.

EPPO Reporting Service (2009/083) : R. solanacearum was detected in 1 lot of ware potatoes during routine testing in a supermarket. This lot originated from a producer in Niederösterreich. Phytosanitary measures were taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/028) : as subsequent surveys did not detect the bacterium, it is now considered to be eradicated.
References
* Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (European Commission) (2017) Potato ring rot and brown rot surveys in the EU: Annual report 2016/2017. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
------- In annual surveys from 1995-2016, no cases of potato brown rot reported since first case in ware potato in 2008.

* NPPO of Austria (1995, 1997-06, 2009-05, 2015-02).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Czech Republic Transient, under eradication view...
Germany Present, few occurrences view...
Hungary Present, few occurrences view...
Italy Sardegna Absent, pest eradicated view...
Italy Absent, pest eradicated view...
Slovakia Present, few occurrences view...
Slovenia Absent, pest eradicated view...
Switzerland Absent, pest eradicated view...