Potato brown rot outbreak

Publication Date
Tue, 09 Feb 2010, 00:00
Last Updated
Feb. 8, 2010, 9:01 a.m.
Report Number
GBR-21/2
Country
United Kingdom
Pest Id
Ralstonia solanacearum - (RALSSO)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Ware potatoes
Pest Status
  • Transient: actionable, under eradication
Geographical Distribution
One site in the South-west of England
Summary

Following notification from the Netherlands authorities about clonal links to the seed potatoes, a crop of ware potatoes in Cornwall was tested for the presence of Ralstonia solanacearum. Postive results have been obtained from the tomato test in Fera^^s laboratories. The crop is of the variety Lanorma and was grown in 2009. A destruction notice has been served.

Danger
Information only - outbreak is contained and the potatoes under notice of destruction.
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