EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum race 3(PSDMS3)

Distribution details in Guatemala

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2005: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2002/115) : finds in pelargonium in Pennsylvania (US) probably associated with material from Guatemala.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/104) : detected in tomato samples from Chiquimula, and Guatemala provinces. It is noted that tomato growers had noticed that tomato wilt was becoming a problem during the last decade in the highlands. On potatoes, R. solanacearum was found in the provinces of Baja Verapaz, Chimaltenango, Jalapa, Quetazltenango, and Sololá.
References
* Kim SH, Olson TN, Schaad W (2002) Ralstonia solanacearum biovar 2 race 3 in geraniums imported from Guatemala to Pennsylvania in 1999. Abstract of a paper presented at the APS Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, USA, 2001-07-27/31. Phytopathology, 92(6), supplement, S127.

* Sanchez Perez A, Mejia L, Fegan M, Allen C (2008) Diversity and distribution of Ralstonia solanacearum strains in Guatemala and rare occurrence of tomato fruit infection. Plant Pathology 57(2), 320-331.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, no details view...