EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/177

News from the Caribbean

The Plant Health Report for 1998 has been prepared by IICA Office in Trinidad and Tobago and compiles replies to a questionnaire on quarantine pests received from several countries in the Caribbean (Antigua ; Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, St Kitts ; Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad ; Tobago). The records which are new to the EPPO Secretariat or giving additional details are presented below.

Aleurocanthus woglumi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago.

Citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire and Curaçao).

Palm lethal yellowing phytoplasma (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Belize (mainly found along the coast).

Phyllocnistis citrella: Aruba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica (confirmation of earlier reports), Guyana, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire and Curaçao), St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago.

Radopholus similis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): Dominica (confirmation of earlier reports).

Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao).

Toxoptera citricida (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Aruba, Grenada, Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao).

Toxotrypana curvicauda (papaya fruit fly): Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis.

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Barbados (incidence is very low and most commercial crops are free).


Anonymous (1999) CARAPHIN - Plant Health Report 1998, 59 pp, IICA, Trinidad and Tobago.