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TR4 in Mayotte

Monday, 10 February 2020

In January, the NPPO of France informed the Secretariat of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization that tropical race 4 (TR4) had been detected on the island of Grande-Terre, in the French overseas department of Mayotte. The fungus was found in 'Baraboufaka' (Bluggoe) and 'Kissoukari' (Silk) plants sampled from two adjacent plots in Poroani, a village in the southwestern part of the island. The symptoms were first observed in October 2019. 

Mayotte is part of the Comoros archipelago, located off the coast of Mozambique, which also has TR4.