In Romania, 1 thousand 100 kilograms of Egyptian potatoes were destroyed after tests showed brown rot, according to the Ministry of Agriculture of Romania
The ministry said there was no “chemical or biological way” to root out “this destructive organism,” adding that spoiled potatoes could have an “extremely serious” economic impact if brown rot contaminated soil and water.
Recall earlier in the Ministry of Agriculture of Romania said that a batch of infected potatoes arrived from Egypt to the port of Constanta.
According to the National Institute of Statistics, in 2017, Romania imported 7,2 thousand metric tons of potatoes from Egypt. Statistics show a sharp increase compared to 2016.