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Species Allium cepa
Crop Onion
Pest Scientific Name Sclerotium cepivorum
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Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 2-83, 2-89
Remarks Allium spp. are the primary hosts of S. cepivorum. The fungus is ubiquitous in soil worldwide. No references found indicating seed as a pathway for S. cepivorum in onion. Causal agent of white rot of onion. Sclerotia of the fungus survive in soil for many years. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of S. cepivorum on onion seed.</strong>
Detection Is there a seed test?
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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