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First Report of Citrus Blight in Costa Rica
Citrus blight (CB), causing a chronic decline of citrus, has been an important disease in Florida for over 100 years. CB was first reported in Brazil in the 1980s and is now responsible for the removal of nearly 10% of the ...
Catharanthus roseus (Apocynaceae) naturally infected with diverse phytoplasmas in Costa Rica
Catharanthus roseus (Apocynaceae) naturalmente infectada con diversos fitoplasmas en Costa Rica
Phytoplasmas (class Mollicutes) are causal agents of plant diseases with an economic impact on crops or threatening local biodiversity. A survey was conducted from 2012 to 2016 on infected Catharanthus roseus plants that ...
Detección del viroide de la exocortis en plantaciones comerciales, utilizando la selección 861-S1 del cidro Etrog (Citrus medica L.)
Detection of CEVd in an orange grove using the Arizona 861-S1 selection of the ‘Etrog’ citron
La prueba de infectividad empleada tradicionalmente para el viroide de la exocortis consiste en injertar yemas de los árboles por evaluar en clones sensibles, como el cidro Arizona 861-S1, el cual ha sido previamente ...
First Report of Citrus variegation virus in Palestine Sweet Lime, as Coffee Shade in Costa Rica
Symptoms resembling those of Citrus variegation virus (CVV) were observed in old Palestine sweet lime trees (Citrus limettioides Tan.) used as coffee shade in the Central Valley in Costa Rica. The symptoms include leaf ...
First report of Xylella fastidiosa infecting coffee in Costa Rica
In 1995, severe symptoms were observed on ‘Caturra’ and ‘Catuaí’ coffee (Coffea arabica L.) varieties in farms in the southern part of the Central Valley in Costa Rica. Symptoms were reduced leaf size, malformation of ...
First Report of an Aster Yellows Subgroup 16SrI-B Phytoplasma Infecting Chayote in Costa Rica
An outbreak of a witches' broom disease affected approximately 20% of plants in several chayote (Sechium edule (Jacq.) Schwartz) fields in the commercial production area of the Ujarrás Valley, Cartago Province, Costa Rica ...
First report of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus (ScYLV) in Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, sugarcane plants with symptoms similar to those described for yellow leaf syndrome (YLS) (1,2) were first observed in 1994 in research plots of imported material in the midland areas of San Carlos and ...
First Report of New Phytoplasma Diseases Associated with Soybean, Sweet Pepper, and Passion Fruit in Costa Rica
A new soybean disease outbreak occurred in 2002 in a soybean (Glycine max) plantation in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica. Symptoms on the affected plants included general stunting, small leaves, formation of excessive buds, ...
Citrus Huanglongbing Associated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Present in the Northern Region of Costa Rica but Has Not Been Detected in Other Citrus- Growing Areas
Since 2011, citrus Huanglongbing (HLB, ex-greening) disease has been detected in Los Chiles, Costa Rica, close to the Nicaraguan border, by the State Phytosanitary Service (Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado; SFE) and by ...
First Report of Xylella fastidiosa in Avocado in Costa Rica
Since the late 1990s, chlorotic mottling, marginal scorch, deformation of leaves, defoliation, shortening of internodes, and branch dieback have been observed in avocado trees (Persea americana Mill.) in Costa Rica. The ...