G.M. Balestra, M. Renzi, L. Ricci, M.C. Taratufolo, A. Quattrucci, A. Rossetti , A. Mazzaglia
Bacterial diseases in Italian kiwifruit orchards are observed and studied since the end of ‘80. Three different populations (Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae, PSS, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidae, PSA, Pseudomonas viridiflava PV) of phytopathogenic bacteria are responsible of damages on kiwifruit organs. PSS and PV cause parenchimatic damages especially on leaves, buds and flowers; PSA affect vascular tissues causing remarkable loss also on whole plants. PSS and PV have been recorded in the most important kiwifruit areas (Lazio, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Piedmont, Calabria) causing floral necrosis and bacterial blight, respectively. PSA, responsible of bacterial canker, as PSS and PV, affects kiwifruit orchards in Latina, Rome and Viterbo provinces of Lazio region; kiwifruit bacterial diseases have been recorded on all Actinidia deciliosa and A. chinensis cvs. Results of control strategies and researches in progress are discussed.
Balestra, G.M., Renzi, M., Ricci, L., Taratufolo, M.C., Quattrucci, A., Rossetti , A. and Mazzaglia, A. (2011). HISTORY OF KIWIFRUIT BACTERIAL DISEASES IN ITALY. Acta Hortic. 913, 457-460
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.913.60
kiwifruit bacterioses, bacterial canker, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, Actinidia deliciosa, Actinidia chinensis

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