First report of Fusarium foetens in Japan
In August 2005, leaf and stem rot, vein yellowing, and wilting of Begonia elatior hybrids (Begonia x hiemalis) were observed in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Fusarium foetens (EPPO A2 List) was consistently isolated from diseased plants. This was the first record of F. foetens in Japan. In August 2006, the disease was also detected on Begonia elatior hybrids growing in a nursery in Gunma Prefecture.
The situation of Fusarium foetens in Japan can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2005, detected on Begonia elatior hybrids in Miyagi and Gunma Prefectures (Honshu).
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Timote VM, Kubo H, Hirooka Y, Shinohara H, Negishi H, Suyama K (2009) Detection of Fusarium foetens from Begonia elatior plants producing root symptoms in Japan. Journal of the International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences 15(2), 1-11.