First report of Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens subsp. flaccumfaciens in North Dakota (US)
In November 1994, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens subsp. flaccumfaciens has been found on a sample of Phaseolus vulgaris submitted by a local grower, in North Dakota (US). This disease has not been considered as an important pathogen of bean for 20 years and has not been previously described in the North Dakota-Minnesota bean production area. The authors felt that this disease threatens the production of certified beans, as certification standards require freedom from this pathogen. They recall that more than 230,000 ha of dry edible bean are grown in North Dakota, and 4,000 ha are in bean seed production.
Venette, J.R.; Lamppa, R.S.; Gross, P.L. (1995) First report of bean bacterial wilt caused by Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens subsp. flaccumfaciens in North Dakota.
Plant Disease, 79(9), p 966.