EPPO Global Database

Xanthomonas citri pv. citri(XANTCI)

Distribution details in Saudi Arabia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1983
From CABI Disease map 011 (2006): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Services 462 (1986) and 504/01 (1988).

EPPO Reporting Service (1993/204) : first found in 1983 in Southwestern region of country, has now spread to the Western region.

According to Ibrahim et al. (2017), citrus canker is endemic in 3 of the 11 main citrus-growing regions in Saudi-Arabia.
* Al-Saleh MA, Ibrahim YE (2010) Population dynamics of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri on symptomless citrus fruits under Saudi Arabia conditions and effects of post-harvest treatments on survival of the bacteria. Journal of Plant Pathology 92(3), 601-605.

* Ibrahim YE, Saleh AA, Al-Saleh MA (2017) Management of Asiatic citrus canker under field conditions in Saudi Arabia using bacteriophages and acibenzolar-S-methyl. Plant Disease 101(5), 761-765.

* Mlot, C. (1984) For the sake of citrus. Science News 126 (24), 380-381.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Iraq Present, no details view...
Oman Present, no details view...
United Arab Emirates Present, no details view...
Yemen Present, restricted distribution view...