October 2016 – CLOSING NOTE pest report - Finding of Ralstonia solanacearum, (race 1) in ornamental Anthurium plants for cut flower production

This report concerns the closing note of the official finding of Ralstonia solanacearum in the Netherlands in ornamental Anthurium plants, in the varieties “Midori”, “Pistache” and “Fire”. Ralstonia solanacearum which was confirmed on August 14 2015. The interception concerned race 1 of R. solanacearum. Many plants at various locations within the greenhouse exhibited symptoms. The plants in the greenhouse had been planted 10 years ago and up to now no symptoms have been observed.The origin of the finding is unknown.