EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/115

Incursions of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Argentina

During recent routine surveys, several incursions of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (associated with huanglongbing – EPPO A1 List) have been reported in Argentina, all in the province of Corrientes. In 2014, ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ was detected in 1 citrus plant growing in an orchard in the area of Mocoretá (departamento Monte Caseros). In 2015, the bacterium was found in 1 citrus plant at a private residence in the locality of Wanda (departamento Puerto Iguazú). More recently, the pathogen was detected in 3 citrus plants collected from commercial orchards in the departamento General Manuel Belgrano, and in 5 plants growing in a private residence near Puerto Iguazú. In all cases, infected plants have been destroyed and additional intensive surveys carried out in their surroundings did not detect other positive cases.
The situation of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Argentina can be described as: Absent, eradicated.


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