EPPO Global Database

Serratia marcescens(SERRMA)

Distribution details in United States of America (Georgia)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2012
Symptoms of cucurbit yellow vine disease were first observed in July 2012 on pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo cv. New England Pie) and summer squash (C. pepo cv. Costata Romanesco and cv. Zephyr) at a University of Georgia research farm in Watkinsville. Identity of the bacterium was later confirmed.
* Besler KR, Little EL (2015) First report of cucurbit yellow vine disease Caused by Serratia marcescens in Georgia. Plant Disease 99(8), p 1175.