EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Dominican Republic

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2008
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: only in some areas (2009)
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/061) : first found in 2008 on Citrus aurantifolia on the north coast (Province of Puerto Plata).

From NPPO (IPPC website, 2009): found on Citrus limonium and C. sinensis in the municipalities of Imbert and Luperón (Province of Puerto Plata). Phytosanitary measures were taken to prevent any further spread.
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Dominican Republic. Deteccion de la enfermedad huanglongbing de los citricos Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, en areas de Imbert y Luperon, Provincia de Puerto Plata, República Dominicana (2009-01-13).

* Matos L, Hilf ME, Camejo J (2009) First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ associated with citrus huanglongbing in the Dominican Republic. Plant Disease 93(6), p 668.

* Serra CA, Cayetano X, Féliz A, Ferreira M, García S, Godoy G, Halpay M, Martínez RT, Méndez RM, de Dios Moya J, Silverio L, Matos L (2011) Impacts of recently emerged invasive exotic species and major threats to the Dominican Agriculture. Proceedings of the Caribbean Food Crops Society 47, 146-156.
------- First found in 2008 near Luperon, it then spread from northern and northwestern provinces to most of the citrus-growing areas of the island (confirmed in 25 provinces in 2011).