Distribution details in Jamaica
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated
2009: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2003
Detected for the first time during surveys carried out in 2003/2004 in the major citrus-growing areas of Jamaica. Apart from stunting, conspicuous HSVd symptoms were not observed in the field (because of the prevalence of tolerant sour orange rootstocks in orchards, but this may change in the future with the replanting on CTV tolerant trifoliate rootstocks).
* Bennett S, Tennant P, McLaughlin W (2010) First report of Hop stunt viroid infecting citrus orchards in Jamaica. Plant Pathology 59(2), p 393.