EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum species complex(RALSSO)

Distribution details in Malawi

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Present, widespread
Bacterial wilt of potato (presumably race3 biovar 2) is causing problems in potato production in Malawi

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/26) : R. Black (pers. comm.) proposes that the only existing record of Ralstonia solanacearum race 2 in Malawi is old and doubtful (and therefore the record appearing on CABI/EPPO disease map 784 was considered erroneous).
* RPP 55, 3400.

* Zayamba Kagona JD (2008) The incidence of Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in informal potato planting material used by farmers in Dedza and Ntcheu districts of Malawi. MSC Thesis, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas (NO), 87 pp.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mozambique Absent, unreliable record view...
Tanzania Present, no details view...
Zambia Present, no details view...