EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/10

Control of Pseudomonas solanacearum

Pseudomonas solanacearum (EPPO A2 list) can be, according to South African scientists, adequately controlled by chloropicrin. Tobacco fields infested with P. solanacearum were fumigated with ethylene dibromide:chloropicrin. At moderate infestation levels the compound gave sufficient control, but at high infestation levels the treatment failed to suppress the disease even if it was used in combination with a resistant cultivar.


Englebrecht, M.C.; Van Wyk, R.J.; Engelbrecht, S.G.; van Rensburg, J.N.J. (1990) Control of bacterial wilt of tobacco with chloropicrin in South Africa.
Phytophylactica 22, 269-271.