California Lettuce Industry Threatened by Imported Pathogen

Carroll, Christine, Colin A. Carter, and Krishna Subbarao

from ARE Update Vol. 15, No. 4, Apr/May, 2012

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Abstract

The fungus Verticillium dahliae, which causes the disease Verticillium wilt, is an increasing problem for the California lettuce industry in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. This paper discusses the introduction of the fungal pathogen to lettuce, policy options to prevent the disease, and ongoing research.

Keywords

Verticillium wilt, Verticilium dahliae, spinach seed, lettuce diseases

Citation

Carroll, Christine, Colin A. Carter, and Krishna Subbarao. "California Lettuce Industry Threatened by Imported Pathogen." ARE Update 15(4)(2012):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2012/15/4/california-lettuce-indust/