EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/216

Situation of citrus tristeza closterovirus in Cyprus

A survey on citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was carried out in Cyprus over the last five years. Results showed that infection was found in 5.8 % of the 125,000 tested trees. The virus was found in 12 citrus cultivars and in 335 citrus orchards. Eradication of the diseased trees is being implemented.


Anonymous (1996) Disease and Pest outbreaks - Citrus tristeza in Cyprus.
Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, FAO, no. 22, p30.