EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum'(LIBEPS)

Distribution details in France

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2012
From CABI Disease map 1098 (2016): Present, few occurrences
Note: the Solanaceae haplotypes of ‘Ca. L. solanacearum’ associated with zebra chip disease, as well as their psyllid vector, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), are absent from the EPPO region.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/219) : detected for the first time in 2012 in 2 fields of seed-producing carrots in region Centre. The carrot psyllid, Trioza apicalis, was found in diseased fields. Under official control.

From NPPO (2018): solanaceous haplotypes (A, B) have never been identified in France, only Apiaceae haplotypes (C, D, E) occur. In 2015, another outbreak (Apiaceae haplotype) was found in 1 plot of seed-producing carrots in Aude department (Occitanie region). Under official control.

* Hajri A, Loiseau M, Cousseau-Suhard P, Renaudin I, Gentit P (2017) Genetic characterization of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' haplotypes associated with apiaceous crops in France. Plant Disease 101(8), 1383-1390.
------- Haplotypes D and E on Apiaceae (carrot, celery, chervil, fennel, parsley and parsnip).

* Loiseau M, Garnier S, Boirin V, Merieau M, Leguay A, Renaudin I, Renvoisé JP, Gentit P (2014) First report of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' in carrot in France. Plant Disease 98(6), p 839.
------- First report on carrot near Orléans (region Centre) during summer 2012.

* NPPO of France (2012-10, 2018-06).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belgium Present, restricted distribution view...
Germany Present, few occurrences view...
Italy Present, restricted distribution view...
Italy Sicilia Present, restricted distribution view...
Spain Islas Canárias Present, restricted distribution view...
Spain Present, restricted distribution view...