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Pectobacterium

  • 11120031 Improved Seed Management to Minimise Blackleg

    Aims To identify the sources, including the main source, of contamination of high grade seed stocks; To monitor the seed production process for points within the system that may lead to an increase...

  • Blackleg and soft rots

    Blackleg is one of the key diseases across all sectors of the potato industry in Great Britain. The disease is caused by a number of bacteria that have the ability to breakdown plant cell walls. They...

  • R454 Blackleg Survey

    Aim: To provide information on the bacteria causing blackleg in seed crops. Collaboration FERA Approach A survey of seed potato stocks in England and Wales has been conducted since 2010 with AHDB...

  • 114R475 Routes of Pectobacterium Contamination of High Grade Potato Seed

    Aims To identify how and when early field generations become contaminated/infected by Pectobacterium atrosepticum (Pba), the environmental conditions that lead to this, and to use this information to...

  • 11140009 Early Detection of Potato Storage Diseases by Gas Analysis

    Industry Challenge Storage diseases of potatoes cause major losses each year for the industry. Diseased potatoes and in particular those associated with bacterial soft rots release specific volatile...