Details on quarantine pests in Algeria
The NPPO of Algeria has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the present situation of several quarantine pests.
Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in one isolated site, in a tomato nursery at Zeralda, near Algers, in December 2001. Phytosanitary measures are being taken to eradicate the disease. The situation of TYLCV in Algeria can be described as follows: Present, found in one tomato nursery at Zeralda near Algers, under eradication.
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (EPPO Alert List) is being surveyed in palm groves and so far, the insect has never been found. The situation of R. ferrugineus in Algeria can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by surveys.
In addition, the NPPO of Algeria pointed out that national surveys will be initiated in 2002 to assess the situation of the following pests (all EPPO A2 quarantine pests):
Citrus tristeza closterovirus
Plum pox potyvirus
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. albedinis
Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus
NPPO of Algeria, 2002-01.