EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Reunion

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/087) : both L. asiaticus and L. africanus occur in Réugnion. Although severe outbreaks of huanglongbing were observed in the 1970s, a programme of biological control (against the insect vectors) and the use of healthy planting material provided an effective control of the disease.
References
* Aubert, B.; Quilici, S. (1984) Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists, 100-108. Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside, USA.

* Aubert B, Étienne J, Quilici S, Gottwald TR (2008) Citrus huanglongbing experiences of integrated vector management (IVM) in Réunion and Guadeloupe, two ultra-peripheral regions of the European Union. International Conference on Huanglongbing (Orlando, Florida, US, 2008-12-01/05), 9 pp.

* Garnier, M.; Jagoueix, S.; Toorawa, P.; Grisoni, M.; Mallessard, R.; et al. (1996) Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists, 392-394. Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, USA.

* Gottwald, T. R.; Aubert, B.; Xue-Yuan, Z. (1989) Phytopathology 79 (6), 687-693.