Potato wart or potato canker – Synchytrium endobioticum
Potato wart disease is caused by a soil-borne fungus, Synchytrium endobioticum, that attacks the growing points on the potato plant, such as eyes, buds and stolon tips. The fungus can remain dormant in the soil for several years or more as resting spores.
What information is available?
- 2015-01-26 - Notice to Industry - Government negotiates new export requirements for potatoes from PEI
- 2014-08-29 - Notice to Industry - Potato Wart Confirmed in Prince Edward Island
- Policy Directives
- D-08-04 - Plant Protection Import Requirements for Plants and Plant Parts for Planting: Preventing the Entry and Spread of Regulated Plant Pests Associated with the Plants for Planting Pathway
- D-01-02 - Import Requirements for Packages of Flower Bulbs Purchased in The Netherlands by Travellers Returning to or Visiting Canada
- D-00-04 - Plant Protection Import Requirements for Earthworms
- D-98-01 - Import Requirements for seed potatoes and other potato propagative material
- D-96-05 - Import Requirements for Packaged Potatoes for Consumption (table stock) and Bulk Potatoes for Processing and Repacking
- D-95-26 - Phytosanitary requirements for soil and related matter, alone or in association with plants
- D-94-26 - The Plant Protection Import Requirements for Edible Roots for Consumption or Processing
- D-94-25 - Plant Protection Import Requirements for Ginseng (Panax spp.)
- Pest Fact Sheet
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