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EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/16

Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria in Barbados

A survey was carried out in Barbados to assess the incidence and severity of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria in tomatoes and pepper.
The survey showed X. c. pv. vesicatoria to be widespread and generally severe, especially during the rainy season. Races 1, 2 and 3 were present with a predomination of race 1. A study on the sensitivity of the strains to bactericides showed that 61%, 64% and 47% were resistant to copper, zinc and streptomycin, respectively.


Ward, H.P.; O'Garro, L.W. (1992) Bacterial spot of pepper and tomato in Barbados.
Plant Disease 76, 1046-1048.