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Bacterial Leaf Spot of White Clover in Georgia. R. D. Gitaitis, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia. J. Miller, Research Agronomist, USDA, ARS, and H. D. Wells, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, ARS, Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, GA 31793. Plant Dis. 67:913-914. Accepted for publication 23 March 1983 . Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-913.

Bacterial leaf spot was observed on white clover (Trifolium repens) in the middle coastal plain region of Georgia in July 1982. The causal organism was rod-shaped, gram-negative, aerobic, and nonfluorescent. In greenhouse tests, the bacterium caused stripes on leaves of sweet corn and sorghum and leaf spots on velvet bean as well as four other species of clover. These and other criteria fit those described for Pseudomonas andropogonis. This is the first report of the disease in Georgia. The economic importance and distribution of the disease within the state has yet to be determined.