Bacterial rot of sugarbeet: Problem and solution
Milton N. Schroth, Plant Pathology
Elvin D. Whitney, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sherman V. Thomson, Utah State University
Robert T. Lewellen, USDA
F. Jackson Hills, U.C. Davis
California Agriculture 33(7):9-9. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v033n07p9.
Milton N. Schroth is Professor of Plant Pathology, U.C., Berkeley; Elvin D. Whitney is Plant Pathologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Salinas; Sherman V. Thomson is Extension Plant Pathologist, Utah State University; Robert T. Lewellen is Geneticist, USDA, Salinas; F. Jackson Hills is Extension Agronomist, U.C., Davis.
Bacterial rot has become a major problem in sugarbeets with widespread use of the new virus yellows-resistant varieties, US H9, and US H10. Now, researchers have come up with a new line that is not only yellows-resistant but also resistant to the bacterium, Erwinia betavasulorum.