Bacterial wilt

Common Names
Common names; bacterial wilt, brown rot, moko disease (banana), slime disease (potato), southern bacterial blight (tomato), seedling rot
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Dr. Simon Eden-Green (Courtesy of EcoPort, www.ecoport.org)
Is this a Minor Pest?
Yes
Minor Pest Title

Bacterial wilt

Minor Pest Description

Initially one of the youngest three leaves turns pale-green or yellow in colour and breaks down at the petiole and the pseudostem. Later all the other leaves collapse around the pseudostem. An infected finger or fruit shows dry and rotted pulp that is coloured brown or black, and the presence of bacterial discharges.

Minor Pest What to do.
  • Use resistant varieties, if available.
  • Use certified disease-free planting material.
  • Remove infected plants from fields and destroy them.
Minor Pest Position
10
Minor Pest Firstcontent
129
Pest Type
bacterial
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Common names; bacterial wilt, brown rot, moko disease (banana), slime disease (potato), southern bacterial blight (tomato), seedling rot
Other Crops
Tobacco
Host Plants
Bananas