The EU has taken efficient measures to protect citrus plants from two serious diseases, according to two risk assessments carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Experts examined the pathogens Phyllosticta citricarpa, the organism which causes citrus black spot, and Xanthomonas citri, which causes citrus canker, that pose a risk to the EU citrus industry because host plants are present in Europe and the environmental conditions are favourable. However, the report indicated t...


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