Details on Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in China
The following details on the distribution of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in China could be found in abstracts of Chinese publications on the Internet.
Anhui province: bacterial canker of kiwifruit was first observed in 1999 in the district of Yuexi, and since 1991 outbreaks have been reported (Cheng et al., 1995). It was observed that the kiwifruit bacterial canker was more severe in orchards at high elevation (above 750 m altitude), and on south facing slopes (Li et al., 2001).
Sichuan province: bacterial canker appeared in 1989 in the district of Cangxi and has since become the most destructive kiwifruit disease in the region (Wang et al., 1992).
Shaanxi province: bacterial canker appeared in the Chang’an (a district of Xi’an) in 1990 and since then it has become the most destructive disease in the region (Liang et al., 2000; Shen et al., 2009).
Cheng H, Li Y, Wan S, Zhang J, Ping Q, Li G, Xing J (1995) Pathogenic identification of kiwifruit bacterial canker in Anhui. Journal of Anhui University, unpaginated.
Li Y, Cheng H, Fang S, Qian Z (2001) Ecological factors affecting prevalence of kiwifruit bacterial canker and bacteriostatic action of bacteriocides on Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidae. Chinese journal of Applied Ecology, unpaginated.
Liang Y, Zhang X, Tian C, Gao A, Wang P (2000) Pathogenic identification of kiwifruit bacterial canker in Shaanxi. Journal of Northwest Forestry College, unpaginated.
Shen Z, Huang L, Kang Z (2009) The investigation of kiwifruit bacterial canker in Guanzhong zone of Shaanxi province. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Occidentalis Sinica, unpaginated.
Wang Z, Tang X, Liu S (1992) Identification of the pathogenic bacterium for bacterial canker on Actinidia in Sichuan. Journal of Southwest Agricultural University, unpaginated.