EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/166

First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Dominica


The presence of citrus huanglongbing, associated with 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus', (EPPO A1 List) has recently been confirmed in Dominica. Official measures will be implemented to prevent any further spread of the disease. In particular, biological control measures will be applied against the insect vector (Diaphorina citri), and restrictions on the movement of citrus planting material will be implemented, as well as a strict certification system.
The situation of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Dominica can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2012, under official control.

Sources

INTERNET (via EPICA, Exotic Pest Information Collection and Analysis, USA)
Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Government Information Service (2012-05-31) Government takes measures to manage citrus greening disease.
http://news.gov.dm/index.php/news/4-headline-news/167-government-takes-measures-to-manage-citrus-greening-disease