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New PQR update

New PQR update | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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A new update of PQR has just been released: new world distributions have been prepared, all recent data from the EPPO Reporting Service has been added, as well as some new pest pictures.

 

PQR is a free database on quarantine pests (geographical distributions, host plants, categorization, pathways).

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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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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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Muriel Suffert's curator insight, June 27, 1:15 AM

see an informative video on http://sco.lt/57N7hp

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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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EU-wide plans to tackle invasive alien species

EU-wide plans to tackle invasive alien species | 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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Read about the EU plans to tackle invasive alien species that are threatening the environment or causing economic losses. Draft rules are being developed, and a number of species declared 'of Union concern' will be banned.

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Cherry disease outbreak suspected in Tasmania

Cherry disease outbreak suspected in Tasmania | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
The Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries is investigating a suspected case of Little Cherry disease on a property in the state's south.The disease has never before been detected in Australia,...
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An outbreak of little cherry disease is suspected in Tasmania (Australia). This disease had never been reported before in Australia.

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Proposed Gypsy Moth Quarantine in Minnesota (US)

Proposed Gypsy Moth Quarantine in Minnesota (US) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
The gypsy moth is one of America’s most destructive forests pests. The pests eat the leaves of many trees and shrubs, favoring oak, poplar, birch and willow.
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The State of Minnesota (US) is envisaging to take quarantine measures to prevent the spead of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) which will affect travellers and citizens.

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Heterobasidion irregulare: a risk for pine trees

Heterobasidion irregulare: a risk for pine trees | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Heterobasidion irregulare is a fungus causing root and butt rot on pine trees. Introduced during world war II in Italy, it causes mortality on Pinus pinea trees and has spread from its initial introduction site (near Castelporziano, Lazio region). This fungal species has just been added to the EPPO Alert List.

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Current situation of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in the UK

Current situation of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in the UK | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Summary of threat to UK ash trees from ash dieback caused by Chalara fraxinea
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The Forestry Commission website presents the current situation of ash dieback in the UK.

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Tuta absoluta occurs in Niger

Tuta absoluta occurs in Niger | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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The tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta, is causing damage to tomato crops in Niger.

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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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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.
Anne-Sophie Roy's insight:

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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Thousand cankers disease detected in Italy: addition of Geosmithia morbida and Pityophthorus juglandis to the EPPO Alert List

Thousand cankers disease detected in Italy: addition of Geosmithia morbida and Pityophthorus juglandis to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Anne-Sophie Roy's insight:

Thousand cankers disease has recently been detected in Italy on black walnut trees (Juglans nigra). As this disease is causing severe damage in the USA, both the fungus (Geosmithia morbida) and its vector (Pityophthorus juglandis) have been added to the EPPO Alert List.

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Knapco's curator insight, February 19, 1:01 AM

In Europe, Juglans trees are endangered by several pathogens, originating in other continents.

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A 'new' aphid is causing problems on sorghum in Texas (US)

A 'new' aphid is causing problems on sorghum in Texas (US) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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An aphid, which has not yet been identified, is causing serious problems on sorghum crops in Texas.

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Bacterial spot detected on almonds in California (US)

Bacterial spot detected on almonds in California (US) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Bacterial spot caused by Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni is causing some damage on almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley in California (US).

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Forest Pest Conditions: USDA Forest Service mapping system

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View nice maps which shows detailed distributions of major forestry pests in the USA.

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Cydalima perspectalis found in Sotchi (Russia)

Cydalima perspectalis found in Sotchi (Russia) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
ФБУ «Российский центр защиты леса»филиал «Центр защиты леса Краснодарского края» FEDERAL FORESTRY AGENCY THE FEDERAL BUDGET INSTITUTION «RUSSIAN CENTRE OF FOREST HEALTH» BRANCH «CENTRE OF FOREST HEALTH OF KRASNODAR REGION»...
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Cydalima perspectalis has been found in the national park of Sotchi (Russia). It is suspected that the pest was introduced in 2012 with plant material imported for the landscaping of the olympic village.

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Brazil Declares Emergency in Two More States

Brazil Declares Emergency in Two More States | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Temporary import of pesticides with the active ingredient emamectin benzoate permitted.
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Helicoverpa armigera is causing serious damage in Brazil, Two more states, Mato Grosso and Bahia have been placed under a state of emergency by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (in addition to Goias and Minas Gerais).

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Tuta absoluta found in Ethiopia

Tuta absoluta found in Ethiopia | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Tuta absoluta, which goes by its common names tomato leafminer, is believed to originate from South America. It is a well known and serious pest of to...
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The tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, has been found in vegetable growing areas in Ethiopia.

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