Current situation of citrus pests and diseases in the Mediterranean basin
Abstract: Herein, we present the results of a questionnaire aimed to determine the presentsituation of the citrus pests and diseases in different countries of the Mediterranean basin.California red scale Aonidiella aurantii, the medfly Ceratitis capitata and the aphids (Aphisspiraecola and Aphis gossypii) are nowadays, as four years ago, the main citrus pests.Lepidosaphes gloverii and Pezothrips kellyanus have increased their pest status in the lastfour years. Finally, the fungi Phytophtora spp. and Penicillium spp. are considered the mostimportant diseases.