EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in United States of America (Georgia)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2009
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, few occurrences
First found in June 2009 in a citrus leaf sample from a residential property in the City of Savannah (Chatham county). Eradication measures were taken.

According to USDA (2020), now widespread in Georgia.
* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2009-06-22) Confirmation of Citrus Greening in Chatham County, Georgia - United States. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=382

* Oliver JE, Ali ME, Waliullah S, Price J, Warren J, Jacobs J, Hoppers A, Evans R, Dowdy M, Curry S (2020) Huanglongbing, Caused by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus,’ Detected in New Locations Across Southern and Coastal Georgia. Plant Health Progress 21:1, 31-35. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-09-19-0064-S

* Stocks SD (2014) More Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and citrus greening updates. NPDN - First Detector Network News 9(3), p 3.
------- Quarantine areas include the entire state of Georgia.

* USDA (2020) Citrus greening. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/plant-pest-and-disease-programs/pests-and-diseases/citrus/citrus-greening
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...