News from the Caribbean
The Plant Health Report 1997 has been prepared by IICA Office in Barbados and includes a compilation of replies to a questionnaire on quarantine pests received from several countries in the Caribbean (Antigua ; Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St Kitts ; Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad ; Tobago). The records which are new to the EPPO Secretariat are presented below.
Bemisia tabaci biotype B (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): Martinique.
Palm lethal yellowing phytoplasma (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Bahamas (on the basis of symptoms).
Parasaissetia nigra (EU Annex II/A1): Martinique. This confirms earlier reports.
Phyllocnistis citrella: Guyana. Found in March 1997, causing damage on young shoots and twigs.
Sternochetus mangiferae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Montserrat.
Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Montserrat.
Toxoptera citricida (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): its presence is suspected in one grove in Abaco (Bahamas). But this remains to be confirmed.
Anonymous (1997) CARAPHIN - Plant Health Report, 1997, 65 pp. IICA, Barbados.