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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.

Mexican Flag Update on the detection of Huanglongbing (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus) in backyard trees in the States of Yucatan and Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date posted: 10/15/2009
Contact: Not available
As part of the actions applied by the “Prevention campaign against the introduction of citrus quarantine pests” in the State of Yucatan, huanglongbing was detected in samples collected from backyard trees located in the municipalities of Tizimin, Rio Lagartos, Mococha and Chemax, State of Yucatan and Lazaro Cardenas in the State of Quintana Roo.
The National Service for Plant Health, Safety and Agri-Food Quality (SENASICA), through the Plant Health General Directorate in collaboration with the Yucutan and Quintana Roo Plant Health State Committees, have initiated actions for the "Emergency protocol for the detection of huanglongbing". The actions are the following: intensive search for symptoms to detect contaminated plants; delimiting the outbreak in order to begin or apply actions to eliminate positive plants; and the intensive and systematic control of the vector. We are also organizing training events and outreach activities targeted to growers, technical staff and the general public.
Based on this and according to International Plant Protection Convention standards it is considered that the detection of huanglongbing in Mexico is a pest that is present, only in some areas of the States of Yucatan and Quintana Roo and subject to official control to avoid its spread.

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