EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum'(LIBEPS)

Distribution details in Belgium

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2017
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present (2017-11)
EPPO Reporting Service (2018/034) : first found in October 2017 in 2 carrot fields in the municipalities of Ingelmuster (West-Vlaanderen province) and Deinze (Oost-Vlaanderen province).

From NPPO (2018): only haplotype D was found in carrot samples.
* de Jonghe K, de Roo I, goedefroit T (2019) A survey in carrot reveals a widespread aster yellows infection, and a first case of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in Belgium. Phytopathogenic Mollicutes 9(1), 139-140

* NPPO of Belgium (2014-10, 2017-11, 2018-03).

Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, few occurrences view...
Germany Present, few occurrences view...
Netherlands Absent, confirmed by survey view...