Probe into Citrus Black Spot by government
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has launched an investigation to determine the causes of Citrus Black Spot (CBS) discovered in a consignment of exported lemons to the European Union (EU).
Last week, the Netherlands’ phytosanitary authorities confirmed that laboratory tests had shown that CBS was present in a consignment of South African lemons.
The Department’s Chief Director: Stakeholder Relations and Communications, Makenosi Maroo, said the Department was notified about the latest CBS outbreak through the EU EUROPHYT notification system.
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