Abstract

Certification and sanitation programs for pathogen-tested material of the fig tree have the aim of providing plants that are true-to-type, free from virus and substantially free from other pests. In Morocco, this certification scheme provides detailed guidance on the production of vegetative propagated fig plants. The organization of certification through its steps is detailed and the agencies involved in the sanitary controls, which guarantee the freedom of certified stocks from virus causing mosaic on fig plants are described. This program involves the sectors of research, public institutions and Moroccan nurseries in order to set up a system of sanitary certification of fig tree in Morocco.


Keywords: Fig plants, certification, virus, trueness-to-type, Morocco.