EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/137

Present situation of Coconut cadang-cadang cocadviroid in the Philippines

Coconut cadang-cadang cocadviroid (EPPO A1 list) causes serious economic losses to the coconut industry in the Philippines. Losses of 1.1 million EUR are expected in coconut farms located in the regions of Bicol, Aurora and Quezon (regions and provinces of Luzon island) and Eastern Samar (province of Samar island). It is recalled that the disease occurs in the central-eastern part of the Archipelago and affects approximately 500,000 ha of coconut trees. Coconut cadang-cadang cocadviroid occurs in: Polillo island, Luzon island (parts of the provinces of Aurora, Camarines Sur (area of Bicol), Quezon), Samar island (province of Eastern Samar), Masbate and Homohonhon islands.


ProMed posting of 2003-08-11
Cadang-cadang disease, coconut – Philippines.