First report of Fusarium foetens in Canada
In spring 2010, unusual symptoms were observed in a commercial glasshouse of begonias (Begonia x hiemalis) in Southern Ontario, Canada. Affected begonias were stunted and displayed dull green leaves. The foliage then wilted, water soaked lesions appeared at the stem base, and finally large macroconidial masses of a fungus developed on the collapsed stems and veins. This fungus was isolated and identified as Fusarium foetens (EPPO A2 List). This is the first time that F. foetens is reported from Canada.
The situation of Fusarium foetens in Canada can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2010 in a commercial glasshouse of begonias in Ontario.
Tian XL, Dixon M, Zheng Y (2010) First report of Hiemalis begonias wilt disease caused by Fusarium foetens in Canada. Plant Disease 94(10), p 1261.