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Species Spinacia oleracea
Crop Spinach
Pest Scientific Name Potato stolbur phytoplasma
Additional Info
Complementary Info Synonym: Tomato stolbur phyto plasma
Type Phytoplasma
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Not a host
Main literature references 3-79
Remarks No references found indicating spinach as a host of Potato stolbur phytoplasma. The pathogen typically infects the Solanaceae (45 species) and seed is not known to be a pathway in any of its hosts. Phytoplasmas are primarily known to be spread by infected propagation material and insect vectors. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of Potato stolbur phytoplasma on spinach seed. </strong>
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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