EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2018 Num. article: 2018/034

First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ on carrot crops in Belgium

In the framework of a research project, ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (potato haplotypes are listed in the EPPO A1 List) was detected in October 2017 in 2 carrot (Daucus carota) fields in Belgium. These fields were located in the municipalities of Ingelmuster (West-Vlaanderen province) and Deinze (Oost-Vlaanderen province). Further studies are being carried out to characterize the haplotypes present. This is the first time that ‘Ca. L. solanacearum’ is reported from Belgium.
The pest status of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in Belgium is officially declared as: Present.


NPPO of Belgium (2017-11).