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Species Capsicum annuum
Crop Pepper
Pest Scientific Name Xanthomonas vesicatoria
Additional Info
Complementary Info
Type Bacterium
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Yes
Main literature references 1-15, 1-26, 1-28, 1-115, 1-116
Remarks Seed is a known pathway for Xanthomonas vesicatoria in pepper and the recommended management strategy is to evaluate seed productions by field inspection or seed testing of a representative sample of each seed lot.
Detection Is there a seed test? Yes
If yes, type of test Seed wash, DNA based
Main literature references 1-6, 1-47, 1-99, 1-117
Remarks ISHI-Veg method.
Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)? Yes
If yes, what type(s) Chemical (seed disinfection)
Main literature references 1-46, 1-118
Remarks There are a number of methods described for reducing the presence of X. vesicatoria on seed. Risk management practices may vary with producers.

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