Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Canadian Flag Confirmation of potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) detection in a single potato field in Prince Edward Island.
Date posted: 11/01/2007
Contact: Alain Boucher, National Manager, Potato Cyst Nematode Emergency Section, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Moncton, New Brunswick; phone:506-851-2511; e-mail: bouchera@inspection.gc.ca
Potato Wart Disease (PWD), Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilberszky) Percival, has been confirmed by the CFIA in Prince Edward Island (PEI) in a 18.2 ha potato field intended for processing. All harvested potatoes were processed or destroyed and all equipment was cleaned and disinfected under the authority of the CFIA.

The CFIA has implemented official controls on the field and restricted movement of equipment and material from the field to prevent the potential spread of the plant disease.

Under IPPC standards, Potato wart is considered to be present, only in some areas of Canada (NFLD, PEI), and subject to official controls.

For more information on potato wart in Canada please visit the CFIA Web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.