Bacterial Wilt of Geraniums – Ralstonia solanacearum
Ralstonia solanacearum (Rs) is a bacterial plant pathogen that has a very wide host range. Rs has been classified into various races and biovars. Race 3 (biovar 2A), of the bacterium is now considered as a quarantine pest in Europe, Canada and the United States. Recently it has been found that race 3 also causes a wilting disease in geraniums (Pelargonium species).
What information is available?
- Policy Directives
- D-08-04 - Plant Protection Import Requirements for Plants and Plant Parts for Planting: Preventing the Entry and Spread of Regulated Plant Pests Associated with the Plants for Planting Pathway
- D-03-09 - Import Requirements for Pelargonium spp. and Solanum spp. Propagative material to prevent the entry of Ralstonia solanacearum, Race 3 (Biovar 2) into Canada
- D-96-20 - Canadian Growing Media Program , prior approval process and import requirements for plants rooted in approved media
- D-95-26 - Phytosanitary requirements for soil and related matter, alone or in association with plants
- Pest Fact Sheet
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