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Ralstonia solanacearum

There is a new USDA action plan for this disease which has entered the United States on cuttings from Kenya. The following websites have good information on the current situation and the regulatory measures that have been taken.

Recent Events:

GMPRO greEn-MAIL reported OCTOBER 26, 2004

That diagnostic labs in Wisconsin and Florida, along with a USDA lab in Beltsville, Md., have confirmed diagnostics tests for Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 on cultures from infected geraniums and an irrigation pond at a Quincy, Fla., greenhouse.

USDA New Pest Response Guidelines: Ralstonia solanaceaurum race 3 biovar 2
posted Jan. 15, 2004.

APHIS Pest Alert: Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2
APHIS Stakeholders announcement
USDA Action Plan for Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2


Agdia announces it has a new immunoStrip system for testing for Rastonia solanacearum


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