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Species Lactuca sativa
Crop Lettuce
Pest Scientific Name Botryotinia fuckeliana
Additional Info
Complementary Info Anamorph: Botrytis cinerea
Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Pathway not proven
Main literature references 6-65, 6-89
Remarks One reference found exhibits experimental data that indicates an association of Botrytis cinerea with lettuce seed, however, seed as a pathway has not been proven. No other references found indicating seed as a pathway for B. fuckeliana in lettuce. A quality systems approach in production of the seeds by crop inspections should reduce the chances of seed contamination. <strong></strong>
Detection Is there a seed test? No
If yes, type of test
Main literature references
Remarks No references found indicating a seed test exists for B. fuckeliana on lettuce.
Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)? Yes
If yes, what type(s) Chemical (seed coating)
Main literature references
Remarks No references found, however, a seed treatment (such as Thiram slurry), used as a prophylactic measure, may be effective against the fungus.

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