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X. fragariae and C. cladosporioides cause strawberry blossom blight

Authors

W. Douglas Gubler
Connie J. Feliciano
Adria C. Bordas
Ed L. Civerolo
Jason A. Melvin
Norman C. Welch

Authors Affiliations

W.D. Gubler is Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; A.J. Feliciano is Staff Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; A.C. Bordas was formerly Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis, and is currently Agricultural Research Technician, USDA/ARS, Salinas; E.L. Civerolo is Plant Pathologist, USDA/ARS, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; J.A. Melvin is Biological Science Technician, USDA/ARS, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; N.C. Welch was formerly Farm Advisor, UCCE Santa Cruz County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 53(4):26-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v053n04p26. July 1999.

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Abstract

Blossom blight was documented in some strawberry production fields in Watsonville in 1996 and 1997. Xanthomonas fragariae and Cladosporium cladosporioides were identified as the causal organisms. This is the first documentation of the two organisms causing blossom blight of strawberry in California. This is also the first report identifying C. cladosporioides as a pathogen of strawberry.

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Gubler W, Feliciano C, Bordas A, Civerolo E, Melvin J, Welch N. 1999. X. fragariae and C. cladosporioides cause strawberry blossom blight. Hilgardia 53(4):26-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v053n04p26
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