EPPO Global Database

Synchytrium endobioticum(SYNCEN)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1994: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 1918
Eradication in: 1994
From CABI Disease map 001 (2015): Absent, pest eradicated
Discovered in 1918 in Pennsylvania, later found in Maryland and West Virginia. Last infestations in Pennsylvania (1950s), Maryland (1951) and West Virginia (1969). Thought to have been eradicated by 1974, but found again in one garden in 1987. Viability not confirmed (Putman & Hampson, 1989).

EPPO Reporting Service 500/13 (1989): rediscovered in Maryland.

EPPO Reporting Service (95/188): finally considered eradicated in Maryland. As a consequence, S. endobioticum can also be considered eradicated from USA.
* Brodas, J.L.; Given, J.B.; Baniecki J.F.; Young, R.J. (1974) Eradication of potato wart in West Virginia. Plant Disease Reporter 58(4), 291-292.

* Hampson, M. C. (1988) Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 18 (1), 153-161.

* Putnam, M. L.; Hampson, M. C. (1989) American Potato Journal 66 (8), 495-501.

* Putnam ML, Sinderman AB (1994) Eradication of potato wart disease from Maryland. American Potato Journal 71(11), 743-747.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada Present, restricted distribution view...
Canada Newfoundland Present, no details view...
Canada Prince Edward Island Present, few occurrences view...
Mexico Absent, pest no longer present view...