Warning: The following pest reports have not yet been confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization. They are provided solely as an early warning to NAPPO countries, and all National and Regional Plant Protection Organizations should use this information with caution.

Subject: Brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum) discovered on Pelargonium sp. in The Netherlands
Publicada: April 02, 2001
Source: Dutch Plant Protection (PD)
Brown rot caused by the bacteria Ralstonia solanacearum was found recently in Pelargonium sp. plants (geraniums) in The Netherlands. Ralstonia solanacearum also infects potatoes, so establishment of this bacterium in Pelargonium may endanger potato production. Dutch Plant Protection is conducting an intensive sampling investigation to remove infected material.