Exotic Pest Reporting
T.W. Mew, International Rice Research Institute, Bugwood.org
Bacterial Leaf Streak
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola
Bacterial Leaf Streak (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola) is a bacterial pathogen of Wild Rice and Southern Cutgrass. It is a native of Asia.
This pathogen is seed borne and if introduced, would be hard to control.
This bacterial pathogen has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.