First Detection of Aster Yellows Associated With Phytoplasma on Camelina sativa in South Dakota
Camelina sativa L., also known as Camelina or false flax, is an oil seed crop that has been introduced to South Dakota primarily for biofuel production. Camelina contains 30 to 40% oil by seed weight and performs well on marginal land (Moser 2010). The oil from camelina has been found to be of high combustible value that can be used as a jet fuel and the byproduct contains high protein for animal feedstuff (Moser 2010). The crop has potential as a rotational crop in central and western South Dakota. During the 2015 and 2016 growing seasons, Camelina plants (cultivar S0-40) exhibiting symptoms typical of aster yellows infection were observed in a 10-acre demonstration plot at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Hughes County, SD (44°17′35″ N, 100°00′24″ W) and in research plots at the South Dakota State University Felt Research Farm (44°18′37″ N, 96°40′25″ W) and Aurora Research Farm (44°22′09″ N, 96°47′19″ W).
DOI of Published Version
Byamukama, E.; Tande, C.; Olson, J.; Hesler, L.; Grady, K.; Nleya, T.; and Mathew, Febina, "First Detection of Aster Yellows Associated With Phytoplasma on Camelina sativa in South Dakota" (2016). Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Faculty Publications. 280.