American Potato Journal

, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 209–212 | Cite as

A new cause for an old disease:Verticillium dahliae found on Prince Edward Island

  • M. J. Celetti
  • H. W. (Bud) Platt
Short Communication


Verticillium dahliae Kleb, was isolated from soils and/or plants sampled from 20 of 36 potato fields surveyed on Prince Edward Island in 1985. A maximum of 290 microsclerotia/100 g dry soil was obtained from one field. The pathogen was found infecting lower stems of plants most often when the potato crop followed a crop of peas or a forage with clover. This constitutes a new finding since previously onlyV. alboatrum Reink & Berth, had been reported as the causal agent of Verticillium wilt on P.E.I.


AMERICAN Potato Journal Potato Variety Verticillium Wilt Potato Field Irish Cobbler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Celetti
    • 1
  • H. W. (Bud) Platt
    • 1
  1. 1.Agriculture Canada Research StationCharlottetown

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