USDA Declares Ralstonia Eradicated

Craig Regelbrugge June 17 2020

On June 11, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the successful completion of actions taken by federal and state plant health officials to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses. This announcement comes just two months after the pathogen was first detected on geranium (Pelargonium) in a Michigan greenhouse in April.

AmericanHort worked closely with APHIS and state officials toward the goal of a successful eradication effort with the least possible disruption of the industry during a...

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