'Pest Alerts' is maintained by the Secretariat of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and its aim is to share information collected on the Internet on new plant pests.
EPPO is an intergovernmental organization created in 1951 which currently has 50 member countries. EPPO is responsible for harmonization and cooperation among the National Plant Protection Organizations (official authorities) of its member countries. EPPO helps its members in their efforts to protect plant health in agriculture, forestry and the uncultivated environment (standard-setting activities and exchange of information).
On its official website, EPPO also provides:
- the EPPO Alert List (early warning on emerging pests which could present a risk for the Euro-Mediterranean region):
- a free database (PQR) on the host plants and geographical distribution of regulated pests:
- the EPPO Reporting Service (a free monthly newsletter on pests and diseases):
Visit the official EPPO website: www.eppo.int