EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum species complex(RALSSO)

Distribution details in Australia (Queensland)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, no details
A Promed posting of 2009 states that potato brown rot has been found in Queensland and that it was caused by Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (but this remains to be confirmed).
* Akiew, E.; Hyde, K. D. (1993) Plant Disease 77 (3), 319.
------- Cairns, on imported Heliconia plants.

* Diatloff A, Akiew E, Wood BA, Hyde KD (1992) Characteristics of isolates of Pseudomonas solanacearum from Heliconia. Australasian Plant Pathology 21 (4), 163-168.
------- Biovar 1 on imported and field grown Heliconia.

* Hyde KD, McCulloch B, Akiew E, Peterson RA, Diatloff A (1992) Strategies used to eradicate bacterial wilt of Heliconia (race 2) in cairns, Australia, following introduction of the disease from hawaiiAustralasian Plant Pathology 21 (1), 29-31.
------- Race 2 detected on imported Heliconia plants in Cairns. Plants were destroyed and the pathogen was not found in surveys during the next 18 months.

* Plant Health Australia Ltd (2021) Biosecurity plan for the potato industry (version 3.2, 2021). Plant health Australia, Canberra, ACT. 166 pp

* Promed posting of 2009-08-21 (no. 20090821.2958). Brown rot, potato - Australia: (Queensland) new strain. http://www.promedmail.org