The plant pest bacteria Dickeya dianthicola has been detected in seed potato and dormant dahlia tubers in Western Australia.
The bacteria has a wide host range (see below) and presents a wide range of syptoms including soft rots, wilts, stem rot, dwarfing and stunting. Some infections may also be asymptomatic.
- Calla lily
- Dianthus, Sweet William
- globe artichoke
- Kalanchoe, also known as ‘Flaming Katy’‘Christmas kalanchoe’, ‘florist kalanchoe’ and ‘Madagascar widow’s thrill’
Further information cna be found in the Biosecurity Advice link below.