Potatoes, Ralstonia solanacearum, Western Australia
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EACH season, Bacterial Wilt causes heavy losses to individual growers in several of the potato districts throughout the South-West of the State.
The disease is incited by the bacterium Pseudomonas solanacearum E.F.Sm. and is most prevalent in the districts of Donnvbrook. Pemberton and Manjimup as well as in the area between Waroona and Dardanup.
It is a tuber-borne disease which is extremely difficult to eradicate, once it has been introduced on to a property.
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
"Bacterial wilt of potatoes,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss6/12