Official Pest Report
Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Detection of Xanthonomas citri, on a non-commercial, communal land of El Sabino, Municipality of Matamoros, State of Tamaulipas.

Country:
Mexico
Title:

Detection of Xanthonomas citri, on a non-commercial, communal land of El Sabino, Municipality of Matamoros, State of Tamaulipas.

Contact:
Ing. Francisco Ramírez y Ramírez, Plant Health General Director, + (55) 59 05 10 00 Ext. 51319, francisco.ramirez@senasica.gob.mx
Report:

About the detection:  As part of the surveillance activities conducted by the National System for Phytosanitary Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, four plants of Mexican lemon, less than three years old, were detected with citrus cancer (Xanthomonas citri) on a non-commercial area. It was found in foliage in a communal land of the rural area of El Sabino, Municipality of Matamoros, State of Tamaulipas.

Actions: The National Service for Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality, through the Plant Health Directorate, has started incursion delimitation through phytosanitary surveillance.

Based on this and according to the International Plant Protection Convention standards, Xanthomonas citri is considered to be a pest that is “transient, actionable, and under eradication in Mexico”.