Cassava Brown Streak Disease and Ugandan cassava brown streak virus Reported for the First Time in Zambia

Publication Date
Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 15:00
Last Updated
Sept. 27, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Report Number
ZMB-05/3
Country
Zambia
Report Status
Preliminary
Hosts
The main host for the Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) is Cassava (Manihot esculenta) while the other host is Ceara rubber (Manihot glaziovii)
Pest Status
  • Present: subject to official control
Geographical Distribution
Detected in farmers’ fields in Kaputa District of the Northern and Chienge District of the Luapula Provinces of Zambia bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Summary

In 2017 a preliminary surveillance conducted by Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) confirmed presence of Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) in Kaputa District of the Northern and Chienge District of the Luapula Provinces of Zambia bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Danger
Poses decline of cassava production among small scale farmers. Phytosanitary measures being strengthened, control the movement of cassava cutting from infested areas
Contact for info
msiska KK [email protected] Mulenga R on [email protected]
Website
https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/full/10.1094/PDIS-11-17-1707-RE
Issue keywords
Pests, regulatory status
Commodity keywords
Fresh, chilled, frozen or dried roots and tubers of manioc -cassava-, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets

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