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Species Daucus carota
Crop Carrot
Pest Scientific Name Chalara elegans
Additional Info
Complementary Info Synonym: Thielaviopsis basicola
Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 7-11, 7-75, 7-130, 7-248, 7-249, 7-250
Remarks C. elegans is the causal agent of black root rot on a wide range of hosts, including carrot. The fungus is soil-borne and distributed worldwide. No references found indicating seed as a pathway for C. elegans in carrot. 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 carrot seed.</strong>
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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