NAME OF THE ORGANISM: Geotrichum candidum (Wet rot) (GEOTCA)
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE PEST
Name as submitted in the project specification (if different to the preferred name):
1- Identity of the pest/Level of taxonomic listing:
Is the organism clearly a single taxonomic entity and can it be adequately distinguished from other entities of the same rank?
Is the pest defined at the species level or lower?:
Can listing of the pest at a taxonomic level higher than species be supported by scientific reasons or can species be identified within the taxonomic rank which are the (main) pests of concern?
- Not relevant: Seed potato sector
Is it justified that the pest is listed at a taxonomic rank below species level?
- Not evaluated: Seed potato sector
2 – Status in the EU:
Is this pest already a quarantine pest for the whole EU?
Presence in the EU:
HOST PLANT N°1: Solanum tuberosum (SOLTU) for the Seed potato sector.
Origin of the listing:
5 - Seed potato sector: Council Directive 2002/56/EC
Plants for planting:
Plants intended for planting, other than [true] seeds
3 - Is the pest already listed in a PM4 standard on the concerned host plant?
Justification (if necessary):
Pest already listed in the EPPO PM 4 Standard under the dry/wet rot symptoms.
CONCLUSION ON THE STATUS:
Recommended for listing as an RNQP, based on EPPO PM 4 Standard.
8 - Tolerance level:
Is there a need to change the Tolerance level:
Proposed Tolerance levels:
9 - Risk management measures:
Is there a need to change the Risk management measure:
Proposed Risk management measure:
- UNECE (2014) UNECE Standard S-1 concerning the marketing and commercial quality control of Seed Potatoes. UNECE Guide to Seed Potato Diseases, Pests and Defects. Available at http://www.unece.org/tradewelcome/steering-committee-on-trade-capacity-and-standards/tradeagr/brochures-and-publications/potato-diseases-and-pests.html;