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Species Daucus carota
Crop Carrot
Pest Scientific Name Pectobacterium carotovorum
Additional Info Correct name is Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum
Complementary Info Synonym: Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora
Type Bacterium
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 7-11, 7-43, 7-66, 7-161
Remarks E. carotovora subsp. carotovora is the causal agent of soft rot in carrot. The bacterium is a ubiquitous soilborne pathogen. It enters the plant through wounds and natural openings. No references found indicating seed as a pathway for P. carotovorum in carrot. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of P. carotovorum on carrot seed.</strong>
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