EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Puerto Rico

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2007
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some areas, and subject to official control (2009-11)
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2011/177) : detected in commercial citrus orchards.
* Estevez de Jensen C, Vitoreli A, Roman F (2010) Citrus greening in commercial orchards in Puerto Rico. Phytopathology 100 (6 Suppl.), S34.
------ Detected in citrus orchards.

* Jenkins DA, Hall, DG, Goenaga R (2015) Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) abundance in Puerto Rico declines with elevation. Horticultural Entomology 108(1), 252-258.
------- Huanglongbing probably present since at least 2007.

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2009-11-23) Expansion of Federal quarantine area for citrus greening due to the detection in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=407
------- Detected in 3 citrus samples collected from the agricultural experiment station of the University of Puerto Rico, located in the municipality of Isabela.

* USDA. Citrus greening. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/plant-pest-and-disease-programs/pests-and-diseases/citrus/citrus-greening
------- Widespread.