Submitted to: Plant Pathogenic Bacteria International Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/4/2006
Publication Date: 7/20/2006
Citation: Bull, C.T., Koike, S.T. 2006. Emergence of bacterial diseases caused by fluorescent pseudomonas spp. in Central Coastal California. Plant Pathogenic Bacteria 11th International Conference Proceedings, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 10-14, 2006. No page number. Interpretive Summary: N/A
Technical Abstract: Our research has resulted in the identification of one new pathogen (Pseudomonas syringae pv. alisalensis) and the identification of several pathogens on new hosts and/or new to Monterey County. It is not clear if the emergence of bacterial diseases caused by fluorescent pseudomonads in the past 8 years is due to an increase in these diseases in commercial production or an increase in attention to and diagnosis of these diseases. Increased education of growers about bacterial diseases may have resulted in a greater awareness of these problems and a corresponding increase in the number of submitted plant samples. However, major crop production practices are changing in the region. For example, alternatives to fumigation with methyl bromide and chloropicrin are being implemented and cover cropping is increasing. These practices may have significant effects on the epidemiology of bacterial diseases in both small fruit and vegetables.