Potato wart disease

Publication Date
Mon, 16 Jul 2007, 02:00
Last Updated
July 15, 2007, 11:01 a.m.
Report Number
TUR-02/2
Country
Turkey
Pest Id
Synchytrium endobioticum - (SYNCEN)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Solanum tuberosum- ware potato (for consumption)
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Disease was determined to occur in Nev?ehir (in 169 fields), Ni?de (in 68 fields), Kayseri (in 1 field)provinces of Central Anatolia Region and Ordu (in 8 fields), Trabzon (in 5 fields)in Black Sea Region.
Summary

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Wart Disease was detected firstly on potato tubers in Aybast? (Ordu province in Black Sea Region), a non economically important potato growing district, during October 2003. The disease was also found in two of the commercially potato growing provinces of central Anatolia, Ni?de and Nev?ehir in the same year. The potato varieties Agria, Donella, Granola, Marfona and Russet Burbank grown in Ni?de and Nev?ehir provinces were affected from the disease in very low percentages, not exceeding 1% of the total plants. The Ministry of Agriculture has been employing the EU (1969) Council Directive 69/464 of 8 December 1969 on control of Potato Wart Disease. Disease surveys for this pathogen in country are kept on as routine surveys for every year.

Danger
First finding of potato wart in potatoes was in 2003. The organism was detected in same field later than in ware potato of commercial fields. The disease has been under the official control since its first detection.

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