Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (CABI)
Southern bacterial wilt (SBW), potato brown rot
Pseudomonas solanacearum (CABI)
Possibly the Andean highlands of South America (Champoiseau et al. 2010)
First detected on imported geraniums in 1999 (Champoiseau et al. 2010)
Contaminated imported plant stock (Champoiseau et al. 2010)
Disease of geraniums and solanaceous crops (potatoes are particularly susceptible to this race of the disease) (Champoiseau et al. 2010)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Ralstonia solanacearum. CAB International. [Accessed Aug 10, 2023].
Champoiseau, P.G., J.B. Jones, T.M. Momol, P. Ji, C. Allen, D.J. Norman, C. Harmon, S.A. Miller, T. Schubert, D. Bell, J.P, Floyd, D. Kaplan, R. Bulluck, K. Smith, and K. Cardwell. 2010. Recovery Plan for Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3 Biovar 2: Causing Brown Rot of Potato, Bacterial Wilt of Tomato, and Southern Wilt of Geranium [PDF, 585 KB]. USDA Office of Pest Management Policy, National Plant Disease Recovery System.