EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Trinidad and Tobago

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2017
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: subject to official control (2017-06)
EPPO Reporting Service (2017/118) : detected for the first time in May 2017 in leaf samples collected from a lime tree located in Curepe (county Saint George West) in the Northern part of the island of Trinidad.
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Trinidad and Tobago (TTO-10/1 of 2017-06-18) Detection of huanglongbing or citrus greening (‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’) in Trinidad. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/trinidad-and-tobago/pestreports/2017/06/detection-of-huanglongbing-or-citrus-greening-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-in-trinidad/