EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum species complex(RALSSO)

Distribution details in United States of America (Pennsylvania)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2002: Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2002/115) : finds in Pelargonium in 1999 (3 glasshouses) and 2000 (2 glasshouses) are race 3, probably associated with material from Guatemala or Mexico.
* Kim, S.H.; Olson, T.N.; 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.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada Absent, pest eradicated view...
Canada Ontario Absent, pest eradicated view...
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...