EPPO Global Database

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae(FUSALC)

Distribution details in Brazil (Espirito Santo)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2000
A wilt disease was observed in commercial fields in the Marechal Floriano and Caxixe production regions in the highlands of Espirito Santo in 2000. Outbreaks were also observed in Caxixe region in 2006 and 2007. Fusarium oxysporum was consistently isolated from diseased lettuce plants but more studies are needed to determine the formae speciales of these Brazilian isolates.

Further studies (Cabral et al., 2014) confirmed the presence of F. oxysporum f.sp. lactucae in diseased lettuce crops in Espirito Santo and other Brazilian states (Distrito Federal, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo).
* Cabral CS, Brunelli KR, Costa H, Fonseca ME, de Boiteux LS, Reis A (2014) Identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae race 1 as the causal agent of lettuce wilt in Brazil. Tropical Plant Pathology 39(3), 197-202.

* Ventura JA, Costa H (2008) Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum on lettuce in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Plant Disease 92(6), p 976.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Argentina Present, no details view...