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Abstract

Bacterial blight of lentil (Lens culinaris) caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae.

Abstract

In June 2017, plants were observed in a commercial lentil (Lens culinaris) field in Central South Dakota, USA, with brown, circular lesions on the foliage leaves that had dried, torn centres resembling "shot holes." The pathogen was confirmed to be Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae using various analyses. This is thought to be the first known report of bacterial blight caused by P. syringae pv. syringae on lentil anywhere lentils are grown.