Ralstonia solanacearum


High priority pest of: Potatoes

Scientific name: Ralstonia solanacearum, race 3 (exotic strains)
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Bacteria


Photo by Dr Richard I. Davis, PaDIL

  • found in Central and South America, Jamaica and the Philippines
  • similar to blood disease
  • internal discolouration of fruit
  • yellowing, wilting of leaves
  • black, shrivelled flower buds
  • spread in infected plant parts, soil, water and by insects

High priority pest of: Bananas

Scientific name: Ralstonia solanacearum phylotype IIB (banana infecting strains)
EPPRD Category: 2
Life Form: Bacteria

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol