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Species Cucumis sativus
Crop Cucumber
Pest Scientific Name Chalara elegans
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Complementary Info Anamorph: Thielaviopsis basicola
Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 5-23, 5-38, 5-39, 5-198, 5-199, 5-200
Remarks C. elegans is the causal agent of black root rot on a wide range of hosts, including cucumber. The fungus is soil-borne and distributed worldwide. No references found indicating seed as a pathway for C. elegans in cucumber. Seed can be a pathway for the fungus in groundnut. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of C. elegans on cucumber seed. </strong>
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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