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Brown rot disease mars export prospects of Indian potatoes

With the Russian phytosanitary services cracking down on potatoes from Egypt, it could have been a blessing in disguise for Indian exporters had it not for the brown bacterial rot disease. Early April, while the quarantine phytosanitary control of two potato consignments weighing 57 tonnes imported from India was on, the bacterial rot (Ralstonia solanacearum Yabuuchi) was noticed. According to information available to BusinessLine, there were nine cases in 2011 and 23 cases in 2014 when brown rot was detected in plant products imported from India. More

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