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Bacterial canker of stone fruit - New factsheet

07 Feb 2014
News imageBacterial canker is a destructive disease of cherries and plums, potentially killing trees. It is caused by two distinct pathovars of Pseudomonas syringae: pv. morsprunorum and pv. syringae. More... Download from the HDC

Bacterial diseases of herbaceous perennials - New Factsheet

31 Jan 2014
News imageA new factsheet on bacterial diseases of herbaceous perennials has recently been published by the HDC. Bacterial diseases can cause significant losses to growers of herbaceous perennials, but often go unrecognised until it is too late for effective control. More... Download from HDC...

Onion storage rots caused by Burkholderia gladioli

20 Nov 2013
News imageThe most common cause of bacterial rots in stored onions in the UK seems to be Burkholderia gladioli pv. alliicola (formerly called Pseudomonas gladioli pv. alliicola). Problems are perceived to be worse in crops grown from sets, and in wet seasons. More... Download the handout

Bacterial diseases of herbaceous perennials - New report

11 Oct 2013
News imageOur final report for HDC project HNS 178 on bacterial diseases of herbaceous perennials is now available on the HDC website. Highlights include recommended health standards for Xanthomonas in Erysimum cuttings / plug plants and Pseudomonas syringae pv. delphinii in Delphinium seed. More... Download the report

Biological control of onion neck rot

18 Sep 2013
News imageThe handout of a new poster describing the latest results from a project to identify commercial biological seed treatments for onion neck rot is now available to download. The disease is caused by Botrytis aclada (allii) and has been reported to cause up to 48% losses in stored bulbs. More... Download the handout

Bacterial canker of plum and cherry - new report

05 Jul 2013
News imageBacterial canker is probably the number one killer of plums and cherries. It is caused by two distinct pathovars of Pseudomonas syringae: pv. morsprunorum and pv. syringae. As well as stem cankers, they also cause leaf spots, shot-holes, bud death, shoot diesback and flower blights. More... Full story.... Link to the full report
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