Ralstonia solanacearum bv2, race 3 in New Caledonia

Publication Date
Sun, 16 Aug 2015, 23:47
Last Updated
Aug. 16, 2015, 11:47 p.m.
Report Number
NCL-02/1
Country
New Caledonia
Report Status
Preliminary
Hosts
Solanum tuberosum (imported seeds)
Pest Status
  • Present: under eradication
Geographical Distribution
It has been found in imported seeds that have been sown in La Foa and Bourail (south province)
Summary

Ralstonia solanacearum seed contamination was suspected on cutted seeds before sowing. The identification was confirmed mid-June 2015 by ANSES official French laboratory in Angers. The New-Caledonian government decided to consider this pathogen as a quarantine pest and ordered his eradication. An eradication program is in progress: the concerned seed variety will be destroyed; seeds cut after the infected lots will be destroyed and a survey will be done in order to destroy volunteers.

Danger
Ralstonia solanacearum biovar 2, race 3 is a significant pathogen for potato and tomato crops. This pathogen can remain in soil during years, therefore it could prevent any further production.
Contact for info
Aurélie CHAN Direction des Affaires vétérinaires, Alimentaires et Rurales (DAVAR) Service dInspection Vétérinaire, Alimentaire et Phytosanitaire (SIVAP) BP 256 - 98845 Nouméa New Caledonia [email protected] / [email protected]
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Issue keywords
Pest reporting
Commodity keywords
Seed potatoes

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