Journal of Integrated Pest Management (2017) 8 (1 - 12)

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Lisa M. Overall and Eric J. Rebek (2017)
Insect vectors and current management strategies for diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa in the southern United States
Journal of Integrated Pest Management 8 (1 - 12)
Abstract: Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterial plant pathogen that causes Pierce's disease of grape, citrus variegated chlorosis, phony peach disease, alfalfa dwarf, and leaf scorch of plum, blueberry, and pecan in the southern United States. Xylella fastidiosa also causes almond leaf scorch and oleander leaf scorch. This bacterial plant pathogen is transmitted by xylem-feeding insects, including sharpshooters (Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae) and spittlebugs (Cercopidae). The following paper is a review of the plant diseases caused by X. fastidiosa, its insect vectors, and management strategies in the southern United States.
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Database assignments for author(s): Eric J. Rebek

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
control - general

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Xylella fastidiosa
Oncometopia nigricans
Homalodisca vitripennis
Graphocephala versuta
Graphocephala coccinea
Oncometopia orbona
Homalodisca insolita
Clastoptera achatina