Taro vein chlorosis virus Infecting Taro (Colocasia esculenta) in Samoa

Publication Date
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 02:16
Last Updated
Aug. 28, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Report Number
WSM-01/4
Country
Samoa
Pest Id
Taro vein chlorosis virus - (TAVCV0)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Taro (Colocasia esculenta)
Pest Status
  • Unknown
Geographical Distribution
South East and South West Coast of Upolu
Summary

Taro vein chlorosis virus was first detected in Samoa in the south east of Upolu in May 2017 and has been confirmed in November 2017. The virus was subsequently confirmed in the west coast of the country. It is not know how the taro vein chlorosis virus entered Samoa.

Danger
Taro vein chlorosis virus (TaVCV) is a serious cause for concern where taro is grown, not only for the extent of yield losses they cause, but also for the restrictions imposed to the international exchange of taro commodities and germplasm in order to limit the spread of new viruses in countries where they have not yet been reported.
Contact for info
Lupeomanu Pelenato Fonoti Assisstance Cheif Executive Officer-Quarantine 1874 Apia Samoa e-mail: aceo@samoaquarantine.gov.ws Ph: +685-20924
Issue keywords
Viruses/virus like organisms
Commodity keywords

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