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

Publication Date
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 00:16
Last Updated
Aug. 28, 2018, 4:52 a.m.
Report Number
Pest Id
Taro vein chlorosis virus - (TAVCV0)
Report Status
Taro (Colocasia esculenta)
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Unknown
Geographical Distribution
South East and South West Coast of Upolu

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.

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: [email protected] Ph: +685-20924
Report files
Issue keywords
Viruses/virus like organisms
Commodity keywords

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