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Status Report of Potato Wart Disease in imported potatoes into Singapore from 2008 - 2012

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Publication Date
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 11:45
Last Updated
Sept. 2, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
Report Number
Pest Id
Synchytrium endobioticum - (SYNCEN)
Report Status
Imported potatoes for consumption.
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Absent: no pest records
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Absent: pest not recorded
Geographical Distribution

Synchytrium endobioticum (Potato Wart Disease- PWD), is listed as a Quarantine Pest under the First Schedule in the Control of Plants (Plant Importation) Rules. Potato is not a crop grown in Singapore. From 2008 to 2012, a detection survey involving a total of 373 samples of imported potatoes was conducted on imported potatoes. To date, the PWD had not been detected on imported potatoes. The status of Synchytrium endobioticum in Singapore is considered ABSENT: No Pest Record (Confirmed by survey).

A detection survey may be conducted on plants and associated soil of Solanaceae (crops and weeds as possible alternate hosts) for the PWD where possible to further validate the above declaration.

No further survey has been conducted to date.

Incursion of the potato wart disease into Singapore.
Contact for info
Ms. Mei Lai Yap Programme Chief (Plant Health); Director, Plant Health Laboratory Department Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority 6 Perahu Road 718827 Singapore Email: [email protected] Fax: (65) 63161090
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