EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Argentina

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2012
Eradication in: 2012
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (2012/183) : first found in June 2012 on a small number of plants in Misiones province, under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/236) : details about the outbreak in Misiones province and eradication programme. All infected trees have been destroyed. The NPPO of Argentina considers that its territory should now be considered as free from huanglongbing, as all survey results were negative.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/115) : incursions were detected in 2014/2015 in the province of Corientes. All infected plants were destroyed and no other positive cases were detected.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/200) : found in 2015 in the province of Missiones in commercial orchards. In 2017, also found in urban areas in the provinces of Corrientes, Santiago del Estero, Chaco and Formosa and in commercial orchards in Entre Rios. Eradication continues.
* Fogliata GM, Martinez CV, Acosta ME, Rojas AA, Muñoz ML, Ploper LD (2019) First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and Its vector Diaphorina citri in Murraya paniculata in Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina. Plant Disease 103(5), p 1014.

- Asociación Citrícola del Noroeste Argentino (ACNOA) Situatión actual del HLB en Argentina. http://acnoa.com.ar/situacion-actual-del-hlb-en-argentina/
- SENASA website. HLB: avances en las acciones de monitorea y control en Misiones. http://www.senasa.gov.ar/contenido.php?to=n&in=11&ino=11&io=21289
- SENASA (2015-06-02) Misiones: erradicación de plantas positivas a la presencia del HLB en Puerto Iguazú y General Belgrano. http://www.senasa.gov.ar/contenido.php?to=n&in=1897&ino=0&io=30513
- SENASA (2015-03-20) Misiones: el Senasa erradicó una planta con HLB del patio de un domicilio en la localidad de Wanda. http://www.senasa.gov.ar/contenido.php?to=n&in=&io=29993
- SENASA (2014-08-20) HLB: el Senasa continúa sus monitoreos en Monte Caseros, Corrientes. http://www.senasa.gov.ar/contenido.php?to=n&in=11&ino=11&io=28302
- Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA). HLB. http://www.senasa.gob.ar/hlb

* NPPO of Argentina (2012-11).

* ProMed posting (no. 20120917.1296650) of 2012-09-17. Huanglongbing, Citrus – Argentina: first report, (Misiones). http://www.promedmail.org
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Brazil Sao Paulo Present, widespread view...
Brazil Minas Gerais Present, widespread view...
Brazil Present, restricted distribution view...
Brazil Parana Present, widespread view...
Brazil Bahia Present, few occurrences view...
Paraguay Present, restricted distribution view...