From Kazakhstan to St. Petersburg came load with the dangerous bacterium that causes banding of chips

In the Northern capital delivered a batch of Italian carrot seed, in which he discovered the causative agent of the disease “Zebra chip”. This TV channel “Saint-Petersburg” have informed in territorial administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor.

Dangerous goods came in the mail from Kazakhstan with local wholesale companies. The phytosanitary inspection revealed the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, which is responsible for the banding of potato chips. In fact, the necrotic spots on the tubers.

“the Bacterium causes serious damage to crops in North and South America, New Zealand, in Europe it may cause 100% loss of the crop of carrots,” explained the Agency.

Infected seeds had to be destroyed.

Earlier, the nutritionist told why the chips are not as dangerous as people think.

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