University of California

New celery disease appears in California


Steven T. Koike
Elizabeth L. Little
Andrew L. Bishop
Robert L. Gilbertson

Authors Affiliations

S. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 48(2):32-34. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p32. March 1994.

PDF of full article, Cite this article


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.

Koike S, Little E, Bishop A, Gilbertson R. 1994. New celery disease appears in California. Hilgardia 48(2):32-34. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p32
Webmaster Email: sjosterman@ucanr.edu