EPPO Global Database

Citrus tristeza virus(CTV000)

Distribution details in Lebanon

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1997: Present, widespread
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (97/210): high incidence in southern Lebanon.

EPPO Reporting Service (98/170): survey in 1996 in main citrus-growing areas. 65 out of 4537 trees tested gave positive results (62 from commercial groves in north and south, 3 from a nursery in the north). No clear symptoms. Virus is more widely distributed than previously thought, but at very low levels. Severe strains do not occur in Lebanon. Eradication measures may be considered.
References
* D'Onghia et al. (1998) Phytopathologia mediterranea 37, 75-78.

* Saade, P.; Khoury, W.; de Nivea, A.M.; Savino, V. (1997) Evaluation of the sanitary status of citrus trees in Lebanon and the incidence of CTV in infected orchards. Abstract of a paper presented at the 6th Arab Congress of Plant Protection , 1997-10-27/31, Beirut (LB), p 189.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Israel Present, restricted distribution view...
Syria Present, restricted distribution view...