They come back every summer: the little beetles that people send to the Diagnostic Center for Plants.
What does ILVO do for plant health?
The bacterial strains in Curtobacterium are found worldwide, especially in plants and soil.
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae is a fungus that causes a wilting disease in head lettuce (butter lettuce).
Pratylenchus spp. are microscopic threadworms that feed on and multiply in plants, causing lesions.
The allium leafminer, Phytomyza gymnostoma, is a pest that is spreading from Southern and Central Europe to Belgium and is an emerging problem for leek cultivation in Flanders.
The Elm Phytoplasm is a bacterium that cannot be cultivated artificially. It typically grows in the bark vessels or the phloem of trees.
Anthurium cultivation worldwide is plagued by the infectious bacterial disease Xanthomonas phaseoli pathovar dieffenbachiae, in short Xpd.
Botrytis cinerea is one of the main causes of yield loss for strawberry growers.