Photo 2. Basal stem rot caused by Erwinia/Pseudomonas bacteria occurs often in small patches, perhaps indicating spread between adjacent plants.
Basal stem rot
Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum; previously, Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora, and Erwinia aroideae. Other bacteria species may also be present in the soft rots.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 3 Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries, DAF Collection, Queensland, Australia.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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