EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/171

First report of Xanthomonas citri pv. citri in Louisiana (US)

In 2013-06-21, USDA-APHIS confirmed the presence of Xanthomonas citri pv. citri (EPPO A1 List) in Louisiana (US). Three citrus trees were found infected in the City Park of New Orleans (Orleans Parish), as well as one tree in a nearby residential area. It is noted that in this urban area there is no citrus commercial production, nurseries or packing houses. Delimiting surveys are currently being implemented.
The pest status of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri in the USA is officially declared as: Present, only in Florida and in a city park in one Parish in Louisiana and subject to official control in the United States.


NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2013-07-01) Detection of citrus canker (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri) in Louisiana. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=550