Health diagnosis of radish genetic resources

Contributors to this page: CAAS, China (Qiu Yang, Li Xixiang); Bioversity International, Italy (Imke Thormann, Ehsan Dulloo); CGN, Netherlands (Noortje Bas); IPK, Germany (Andreas Börner, Ulrike Lohwasser); AVRDC, Taiwan (Andreas Ebert); USDA, USA (Larry Robertson); NBPGR, India (Chitra Pandey); SASA, UK (George Campbell); University of Warwick, UK (Charlotte Allender).

List of pests and diseases of quarantine importance

The list below mentions some of the diseases that are considered important worldwide, but many of them may or may not have relevance in specific countries. Diseases of limited relevance (e.g. only important in very few countries) are not listed.



Testing procedures

Recommended methods to detect the presence of each disease:

Testing intervals/seasons

Recording information during health diagnosis

The following information should be recorded for each health diagnosis step:

References and further reading

ISTA. 2005. International Rules for Seed Testing. Edition 2005. International Seed Testing Association, Bassersdorf, Switzerland.

Recommended Codes for Pest Organisms in Vegetable Crops. 2009. [online]. Available from:
. Date accessed: 7 June 2010.

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The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.