EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/06

Citrus greening bacterium not present in Syria

It was reported in EPPO Reporting Service 93/196 (1993, No.11) that citrus greening bacterium (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has been listed in the report on "Citrus pest problems and their control in the Near East region" (publisher: FAO/Regional Office of the Near East) as being present in Syria. The EPPO secretariat has now been informed by the Regional Office for the Near East of FAO that the record of citrus greening for Syria in the report is erroneous and that the disease is not present in the country.


FAO, Regional Office for the Near East, Cairo (1993-11)