pest alert lethal yellowing coconutsLethal Yellowing of Coconuts

What is it?
Lethal yellowing is a fatal disease of palms, including coconuts. It is caused by a phytoplasma.


What plants are affected?
Over 38 species of palms are susceptible to lethal yellowing. There are no resistant coconut varieties.


How is it spread?
 Lethal yellowing spreads from one country to another by moving infected palm plant material.

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