University of California

Russet crack disease of sweet potatoes


Robert N. Campbell
Robert W. Scheuerman
Dennis H. Hall

Authors Affiliations

Robert N. Campbell is Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis; Robert W. Scheuerman is Farm Advisor, Merced County; Dennis H. Hall is Extension Plant Pathologist, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 31(8):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n08p8. August 1977.

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Russet crack disease of sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) was first reported in New Jersey in 1961 and it was suggested a virus might be the cause. Soon after, the disease was in California; probably it had been imported with propagative roots from the east coast. The present paper reports studies done at the University of California at Davis and in Merced County, California, to clarify the cause of russet crack and its method of transmission.

Campbell R, Scheuerman R, Hall D. 1977. Russet crack disease of sweet potatoes. Hilgardia 31(8):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n08p8
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