EPPO Global Database

Hemileia vastatrix(HEMIVA)

Distribution details in Panama

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1984
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/087) : first found in August 2012 in the Chiriqui province, it then spread to all coffee-production areas of Panama.

According to Piepenbring et al. (2011), the disease was first reported in 1984 in the province of Panama.
Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario (2013-04-09) MIDA declara emergencia por plagas que afectan al café. (via PestLens).

* Piepenbring M, Camarena J, Cruz D, Gomez AK, Guerrero Y, Hofmann TA, Kirschner R, de Matas M, Perez L, Rodriguez D, Ureta J, Vargas I, Williams C (2011) New records of pathogenic fungi on cultivated plants in Panama. Mycotaxon 115, 534-535.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Colombia Present, widespread view...
Costa Rica Present, widespread view...