Bacterial Wilt
Bacterial Wilt Symptoms
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Disease Name
Bacterial Wilt

Scientific Name
Ralstonia solanacearum
Early symptoms are a slight wilt of the youngest leaves, followed by a rapid wilt within two to three days. New aboveground roots may appear just above the soil surface growing out of the stem. The inside of the stem becomes brown, and stems cut cross-wise may ooze a thick, off-white to yellowish liquid. Sticking the cut end of an infected stem partially into a glass of water reveals a milky-white stream of bacteria in the water within three to five minutes. The root system may develop a brownish rot as the plant dies.