A bacterial plant pathogen has been detected in the Italian Giant variety of imported parsley seed in NSW. The bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CaLsol), is commonly known overseas as ‘vegetative disorder’ or ‘yellows decline’. In most
In most cases the bacterium does not damage parsley plants but has the potential tocause serious damage to some other Apiaceae crops which include carrot, celery, chervil, fennel, and parsnip.
Further information can be found in the Biosecurity Advice link below.
Biosecurity Advice – Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CaLsol)