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European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it

'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):
www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/Alert_List/alert_list.htm

- a free database (PQR) on the host plants and geographical distribution of regulated pests:
www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

- the EPPO Reporting Service (a free monthly newsletter on pests and diseases):
www.eppo.int/PUBLICATIONS/reporting/reporting_service.htm

 

Visit the official EPPO website: www.eppo.int

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Endorsement of EU reinforced measures to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa

Endorsement of EU reinforced measures to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Reinforced EU measures were endorsed at the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed to prevent further introduction and spread of X. fastidiosa on the 28th of April 2015.

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Tuta absoluta: found for the first time in India

Tuta absoluta: found for the first time in India | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Tuta absoluta was detected for the first time in India in October 2014 in Maharashtra. Later surveys have also detected it in 2 districts of Karnataka.

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New mite species (Eutetranychus banksi) threatens Valencian producers

New mite species (Eutetranychus banksi) threatens Valencian producers | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
FreshPlaza The organisation AVA-Asaja has issued a statement reporting the presence of a new parasite in Valencia's main citrus producing regions, which so far had only been detected in Andalusia a...
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In Spain, the Texas mite (Eutetranychus banksi) has reached the region of Valencia.

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Addition of Megacopta cribraria to the EPPO Alert List

Addition of Megacopta cribraria to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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The kudzu bug (Megacopta cribraria) has just been added to the EPPO Alert List. Originating from Asia, this stink bug has recently been introducted into Southeastern USA where it is a pest of soybean. In addition, it is a nuisance pest, particularly in autumn when it is gathering on houses or other structures seeking shelters.

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Huanglongbing found in Martinique

Huanglongbing found in Martinique | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
dans toute l'Amérique depuis sa découverte en 2005 en Floride. « Il est considéré comm
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Huanglongbing (associated with 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' was first found in 2013 in Martinique. This disease is a serious threat to citrus trees.

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Decline of coast live oak trees in Southern California is due to Geosmithia pallida

Decline of coast live oak trees in Southern California is due to Geosmithia pallida | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
April 29, 2014: Vectored by a beetle, fungus is spreading foamy bark canker disease, says UC Riverside plant pathologist.
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The foamy bark canker disease observed on coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) in California (US) is caused by a fungus, Geosmithia pallida. This fungus is spread by the Western oak bark beetle (Pseudopityophthorus pubipennis).

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The latest on the Bogia Coconut Syndrome

The latest on the Bogia Coconut Syndrome | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
The main reason for my quick trip to Papua New Guinea last week was to get up to date on Bogia Coconut Syndrome (BCS). Readers with a long(ish) memory may remember that we blogged about this some time back. Quick
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An interesting blog about 'Bogia coconut syndrome' a phytoplasma disease which is killing coconut trees in Papua New Guinea.

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Coconut trees in the Philippines are being attacked by Aspidiotus destructor

Coconut trees in the Philippines are being attacked by Aspidiotus destructor | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
The Philippines is trying to save its coconut trees from a dangerous insect, which threatens to compound the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan to much of the industry last November.
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The coconut scale, Aspidiotus destructor, is causing severe damage in coconut groves in the Philippines. 

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Tospovirus HUB

Tospovirus HUB | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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APS has launched the Tospovirus HUB, a new website which provides links to other online resources providing useful information on Tomato spotted wilt virus (Tospovirus).

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Watch the emerald ash borer spread through Minnesota

Watch the emerald ash borer spread through Minnesota | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
First detected in Minnesota in May 2009, the emerald ash borer has spread throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as counties in southeastern Minnesota....
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An animated map shows the rapid spread of Agrilus planipennis in Minnesota (US). No more comments are necessary!

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I do like an animated map!
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Plum pox virus threatening plum blossom season in Tokyo

Plum pox virus threatening plum blossom season in Tokyo | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Famed Plum Park will cut down its 1,266 flowering trees after losing a five-year battle with a destructive disease.
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A Tokyo park (Umeno Koen) once named Japan’s best for viewing plum blossoms is cutting down all its trees (more than 1200) after losing a five-year battle with Plum pox virus. It is hoped that after 3 years, plum trees can be replanted in this park.

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That's such a shame.
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Discovery in France of the New Guinea flatworm

Discovery in France of the New Guinea flatworm | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
One of the consequences of globalization and increased worldwide freight trade is the introduction of invasive alien species. In the list of the 100 worst invasive alien species in the world, there is only one terrestrial flatworm: Platydemus manokwari, also called the New Guinea flatworm. This species has now been found in Caen, France -- the first discovery of the species in Europe. Given the threat, authorities should consider eradication and control of this flatworm.
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The New Guinea flatworm, Platydemus manokwari, has recently been detected in France. It was discovered in the greenhouse of a botanical garden in Caen. This is the first time that this species is reported in Europe. P. manokwari feeds on land snails and has shown an invasive behaviour in the Pacific region. This exotic flatworm might threatened European species of snails.

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Tomato necrotic streak virus: a new virus in Florida tomatoes

Tomato necrotic streak virus: a new virus in Florida tomatoes | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Tests have revealed that necrosis on some tomatoes in South Florida points to a newly discovered virus, which will be named tomato necrotic streak virus.
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A new ilarvirus species has recently been identified in diseased tomatoes in Southern Florida (US).

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Interception of Xylella fastidiosa on an imported coffee plant in Rungis (FR)

Interception of Xylella fastidiosa on an imported coffee plant in Rungis (FR) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Le ministère a indiqué que les plants « ont été introduits dans l'Union européenne via les Pays-Bas » et proviendraient « d'Amérique centrale ».
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In 2015-04-15, a coffee plant infested by Xylella fastidiosa has been intercepted in Rungis (French national wholesale market). The infested plant is thought to originate from Central America.

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Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula): a new pest found in the USA

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula): a new pest found in the USA | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Spotted Lanternfly
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In September 2014, the presence of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) was confirmed in Pennsylvania (Berks county). This is the first time that this polyphagous pest of Asian origin is recorded in the USA. Eradication measures have been put in place.

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Xylella fastidiosa detected on olive in Argentina

Xylella fastidiosa detected on olive in Argentina | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Por primera vez en el país y con pocos antecedentes en el mundo, se encontró la bacteria Xylella fastidiosa en olivos de La Rioja y Córdoba.
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Xylella fastidiosa has been detected in olive trees (cv. Arauco) in the areas of Aimogasta (La Rioja) and Cruz del Eje (Córdoba) in Argentina. Out of 50 tested plants, half of them were found infected with the bacterium. Symptoms of leaf scorch have been observed in affected plants. Surveys will be carried out in Argentina to determine the extent of the disease and its vectors.

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Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in Australia

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in Australia | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Watermelon growers near Katherine have been told a two-year ban on growing melons will be established.
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Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus is causing serious problems to melon and watermelon growers in Australia (Northern Territory).

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Huanglongbing detected in Guadeloupe

Huanglongbing detected in Guadeloupe | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
FranceAntilles.fr : toute l'actualité de la Guadeloupe, feuilletez le journal France-Antilles en ligne, lisez les articles du journal et de la rédaction dédiée des 3 derniers jours, les dossiers spéciaux, les diaporama et les avis de remerciements.
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Huanglongbing (associated with 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus') has now been found in Guadeloupe where it is causing economic losses. The disease has also been found in Martinique.

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Drosophila suzukii found in Réunion Island

Drosophila suzukii found in Réunion Island | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Fédération Départementale des Groupement de Défense contre les Organismes Nuisibles de la Réunion
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Drosophila suzukii was detected for the first time in November 2013 in Réunion Island.

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Tomato yellow leaf curl is causing severe losses in tomato crops in Ghana

Tomato yellow leaf curl is causing severe losses in tomato crops in Ghana | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Seth Negble a farmer and Chairman of the Ziope Area Vegetable Growers Association. Over six hundred tomato farmers in the Agotime-Ziope District of the Volta
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In Ghana, more than 1 000 ha of tomato farms are severely affected by Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (a begomovirus transmitted by whiteflies).

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Helicoverpa Armigera in Paraguay and Argentina

Helicoverpa Armigera in Paraguay and Argentina | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Helicoverpa armigera continues to spread in South America, After Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina have detected the pest on their territories.

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Laurel wilt: addition to the EPPO Alert List

Laurel wilt: addition to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Laurel wilt caused by Raffaelea lauricola and its vector (Xyleborus glabratus) have been added to the EPPO Alert List. These pests are absent from the EPPO region but could be a serious threat to Lauraceae, including avocado crops (Persea americana).

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Invasive alien species: "The damage and costs continue to increase"

Invasive alien species: "The damage and costs continue to increase" | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
All the latest news from the Press Service of the European Parliament: votes, resolutions, debates, parliamentary committees and the plenary.
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"Invasive alien species are estimated to cost the European Union at least €12 billion per year and the damage and the costs continue to increase,” On Wednesday 16 April 2014, the EU Parliament voted a new legislation on invasive alien species.

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EU and Invasive alien species

EU and Invasive alien species | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Killer slugs, Asian ladybirds and American muskrats will all be
blacklisted under plans drawn up by Brussels to stop "invasive" species from threatening European wildlife, an EU source said on Tuesday.
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Invasive alien species are under discussion at the European Parliament.

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Asian Longhorned Beetle found in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)

Asian Longhorned Beetle found in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
     It didn't take Ontarians long to get used to being in an ALHB-free zone but unfortunately the Asian Long Horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) has been detected in the GTA again, this ...
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The presence Anoplophora glabripennis has again been detected in Canada. The beetle was considered eradicated (after 5 years of no detection near Toronto and Vaughan, Ontario), but in September 2013 its presence was confirmed in an industrial area near Pearson International airport in Mississauga (Ontario).

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