Transmission of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris by the fly Calliphora vomitoria to blooming cauliflower plants (Brassica oleracea)

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    Abstract

    Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) is a seed borne pathogen that causes black rot, a destructive disease of cabbage. Exclusion of infections is the most effective way to control black rot in organic seed production. Within this frame, the role of insects in transmission of Xcc to seed was determined. It was found that Xcc survived for three days on flies (Calliphora vomitoria), used for pollination of cabbage plants in tunnels and greenhouses. In tunnel experiments, both the use of Xcc-contaminated flies and brush inoculation of flowers with Xcc resulted in internal seed infections. The implications for seed production are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006
    Place of PublicationOdense, Denmark
    Pages392-392
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventThe European Joint Organic Congress 2006 - Odense, Denmark
    Duration: 30 May 200631 May 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceThe European Joint Organic Congress 2006
    CountryDenmark
    CityOdense
    Period30/05/0631/05/06

    Keywords

    • organic farming
    • seed production
    • seed treatment
    • plant protection
    • xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris
    • cabbages
    • protected cultivation

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