EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/07

Palm lethal yellowing MLO in Central America

Palm lethal yellowing MLO (EPPO A1 list) was reported at the NAPPO Annual Meeting to be widespread in the state of Yucatan (MX), affecting half a million palms. Reports from other states are unconfirmed.
A survey in the other main coconut-producing areas of Central America (not including Nicaragua) did not show the presence of the pest. However, its vector (Myndus crudus) is widespread.


NAPPO Annual Meeting; IICA (1990-10)
NAPPO Secretariat (1991-05)