EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/47

Citrus blight is present in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, symptoms of citrus blight disease (EU Annex II/A1) ;were observed in 1993 in numerous 8-year old orange trees (Citrus sinensis cv. Valencia grafted on C. volkameriana). The visual diagnosis of citrus blight was confirmed by three diagnostic tests. So far, the disease occurs in limited areas, but may become an increasing problem as most citrus plantations are on blight-sensitive rootstocks and are just reaching an age when blight develops. According to the EPPO Secretariat this is the first report of citrus blight disease in the Dominican Republic.


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