EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2020 Num. article: 2020/097

First report of citrus canker in Mexico

In April 2020, the presence of citrus canker (Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri – EPPO A1 List) was officially confirmed by the NPPO of Mexico. During official surveys, 4 plants of Mexican lime (Citrus aurantiifolia), less than three-years old, were found to be infected by Xanthomonas citri. These plants were growing in a non-commercial, communal land in the municipality of Matamoros (Tamaulipas state). 

The pest status of Xanthomonas citri in Mexico is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, and under eradication.


NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official Pest Reports. Mexico (2020-04-21) Detection of Xanthomonas citri, on a non-commercial, communal land of El Sabino, Municipality of Matamoros, State of Tamaulipas. https://www.pestalerts.org/official-pest-report/detection-xanthonomas-citri-non-commercial-communal-land-el-sabino