New celery disease appears in California
AuthorsSteven T. Koike
Elizabeth L. Little
Andrew L. Bishop
Robert L. Gilbertson
Authors AffiliationsS. T. Koike is Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, Monterey County; E. L. Little is Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; A. L. Bishop was formerly Associate Scientist, California Department of Food and Agriculture; R. L. Gilbertson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 48(2):32-34. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p32. March 1994.
A bacterial disease of celery, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. apii, has been identified for the first time in California. Bacterial blight develops on greenhouse-grown transplants and has spread into production fields throughout coastal regions of the state. Although this disease can be confused with fungal celery blights caused by Septoria apiicola and Cercospora apii, it has several distinguishing characteristics.
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