News from the Caribbean
The Plant Health Report (January – December 1995) has been prepared by IICA Office in Barbados and compiles replies to a questionnaire on quarantine pests received from several countries in the Caribbean (Antigua ; Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Martinique, 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.
- Anthomonus grandis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): St Kitts ; Nevis.
- Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): Bahamas (Abaco, Andros, Grand Bahama), French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, St Lucia.
- Citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): French Guiana.
- Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was introduced in 1994 into French Guiana but was successfully eradicated.
- Palm lethal yellowing phytoplasma (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Bahamas (on the basis of visual inspection).
- Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Bahamas (isolated occurrence), French Guiana, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
- Xanthomonas campestris pv. dieffenbachiae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest): Barbados (reported on Anthurium as a new occurrence in the country).
Anonymous (1995) CARAPHIN – Plant Health Report, January-December 1995, 51 pp. IICA, Barbados.