Pest risk analysis
Follow
Find
17.5K views | +10 today
 
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
onto Pest risk analysis
Scoop.it!

EFSA Scientific Opinion: Phyllosticta citricarpa pest risk assessment

EFSA Scientific Opinion: Phyllosticta citricarpa pest risk assessment | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The EFSA PLH Panel conducted a risk assessment of Phyllosticta citricarpa (Guignardia citricarpa) for the EU. P. citricarpa causes citrus black spot (CBS) and is absent from the EU.

Establishment was rated as moderately likely because susceptible hosts are widely available and environmental conditions in many EU citrus-growing areas are suitable (with high uncertainty) for P. citricarpa ascospore production, dispersal and infection.  Current fungicide treatments will not prevent establishment. Environmental favourability is increased by the use of sprinkler and micro-sprinkler irrigation in some EU citrus-growing locations.  CBS is expected to affect mainly lemons and late-maturing sweet orange and mandarin varieties, with moderate negative consequences for the production of fresh fruit, but with environmental impact of additional fungicide treatments.  Uncertainty concerning the consequences is high, mainly because of the lack of data on critical climate response parameters for the pathogen but also because information on impact in areas at the limits of the current distribution is scarce. Since eradication and containment are difficult, phytosanitary measures should focus on preventing entry.

 

Current phytosanitary measures are evaluated to be effective, with the exception of pest-free production sites.

 

EFSA 2014. Scientific Opinion on the risk of Phyllosticta citricarpa (Guignardia citricarpa) for the EU territory with identification and evaluation of risk reduction options. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/3557.pdf

Muriel Suffert's insight:

This PRA was presented for public consultation; it raised a lot of interest among citrus-producing countries (see http://sco.lt/8R6gt7). This final PRA take into account all comments received. The report of the outcome of the consultation is available (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/pub/555e.htm)

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Pest risk analysis
Sharing information on risk assessment and risk management performed to protect plant health and agricultural plant production in the EPPO region and worldwide. Sharing information on PRA methodology (e.g. climate mapping, PRA schemes, evaluation of impact)
Curated by Muriel Suffert
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

EPPO and Pest Risk Analysis

EPPO and Pest Risk Analysis | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

This e-journal on 'Pest Risk Analysis' 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 pest risk analyses and on PRA tools.

 

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:

- all PRAs conducted by EPPO Expert Working Groups: http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/Pest_Risk_Analysis/PRA_intro.htm

- working documents on Pest Risk Analysis which have been presented to various EPPO Panels: http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/Pest_Risk_Analysis/PRA_documents.htm

- 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

 

Read more on EPPO work on PRA on http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/Pest_Risk_Analysis/PRA_intro.htm.

 

Visit the official EPPO website: www.eppo.int

Muriel Suffert's insight:

The EPPO Secretariat maintains other scoop.it magazines on Pest Alerts (http://www.scoop.it/t/pest-alerts), Invasives Alien Plants (http://www.scoop.it/t/invasive-plants-by-robert-tanner-1), Video of plant pests (http://www.scoop.it/t/pests-on-videos), Diagnostic activities for plant pests (http://www.scoop.it/t/diagnostic-for-pests), Communication on pests (http://www.scoop.it/t/communication-and-citizen-sciences-on-pests-and-invasive-alien-species)

more...
Mehmet Levent's comment, August 4, 2014 7:40 AM
good
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

EU-project DROPSA: first achievements regarding pathway analyses for fruit pests

EU-project DROPSA: first achievements regarding pathway analyses for fruit pests | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it
The EU project ‘DROPSA’ started in 2014 and aims to improve plant health strategies in the fruit sector. The project is being conducted by an international consortium of 26 partners consisting of phytosanitary organizations, companies, research institutes and universities and will last 50 months. Results will be disseminated via conventional publications and will be brought together in the development of risk-based strategies to prevent the introduction of new fruit pests. This article describes the task related to the preparation of alert lists of pests that may be introduced into Europe with the trade of fruit. Activities of this task include the investigation of pathways of introduction for fruit pests into Europe, the development of alert lists for selected fruit crops and a review of current legislation. A review of introductions, interceptions and outbreaks that occurred during the last 10–15 years was conducted and is summarized, showing the relevance of fruit trade for the international movement of pests. Work has started on the development of alert lists for selected pathways. In this context, important fruit crops (including Malus, Vaccinium, Vitis, Citrus) were selected.
Muriel Suffert's insight:

see also https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/dropsa/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

EFSA When Food Is Cooking Up a Storm – Proven Recipes for Risk Communications

EFSA When Food Is Cooking Up a Storm – Proven Recipes for Risk Communications | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The objective of these guidelines - a joint initiative of the European Food Safety Authority and national food safety organisations in Europe - is to provide a framework to assist decision-making about appropriate communications approaches in a wide variety of situations that can occur when assessing and communicating on risks related to food safety in Europe. The aim is to provide a common framework applicable for developing communications approaches on risk across public health authorities in different countries.

Available in English, German, Frernch, Italian

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Massicus raddei (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Oak longhorn beetle, added to the EPPO Alert List

Massicus raddei (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Oak longhorn beetle, added to the EPPO Alert List | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

 The addition of Massicus raddei (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) to the EPPO Alert List was suggested by the NPPO of the United Kingdom. M. raddei was identified during the horizon scanning of literature which has been carried out for the UK Pest Risk Register, as a serious pest of oak trees in China. Image: http://www.zin.ru/ANIMALIA/COLEOPTERA/rus/neoradzi.htm

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Muriel Suffert from Almanac Pests
Scoop.it!

EFSA Categorisation of plants for planting according to risk of Xylella fastidiosa introduction

EFSA Categorisation of plants for planting according to risk of Xylella fastidiosa introduction | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA was asked to provide urgent technical assistance in the field of plant health as regards the list of host plants of Xylella fastidiosa reported in Appendix В of the recently published EFSA Scientific Opinion on X. fastidiosa (see http://sco.lt/5VzGwD). In this technical report the list of host plants is categorised focusing on plant species traded as plants for planting and taking into account available data and information on the trade and cultivation of host plants and on infection with X. fastidiosa. Based on this characterisation, a definition of the host plants of X. fastidiosa which have been both (1) naturally infected and (2) confirmed by at least two different testing methods is provided, together with indication when vector transmission has been confirmed by two testing methods.

An electronic dataset is appended to this technical report and provides a searchable list of host plant species.

 

EFSA 2015 http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/4061.pdf

Annex I http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/4061ax1.xls

 


Via Knapco
more...
Knapco's curator insight, March 27, 3:50 PM

EFSA scientific opinon on Xylella fastidiosa host plants for planting, which can be infected has just been published.

Tahamida Mze's curator insight, April 3, 5:06 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

EFSA: Increasing robustness, transparency and openness of scientific assessments

EFSA: Increasing robustness, transparency and openness of scientific assessments | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it
EFSA has started the PROMETHEUS project (Promoting MetTHods for Evidence Use in Scientific assessments) (2014-2016), which aims at further defining the process and guiding principles for evidence use in scientific assessments and critically evaluating the available methods to fulfil these principles (e.g. collecting, validating and integrating evidence, ensuring transparency, data accessibility, etc.). This framework may identify the need for EFSA to define or refine specific methodologies. The PROMETHEUS project will lead to the publication of two scientific reports (i) principles and process for dealing with data and evidence in scientific assessments (May 2015), (ii) analysis of methodologies applied by EFSA for evidence use in scientific assessments (October 2016). This second report will contribute to the coordination of scientific projects and activities aimed at developing/refining and implementing methods for supporting evidence use in scientific assessments.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) added to the EPPO Alert List

Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) added to the EPPO Alert List | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

Lycorma delicatula is a polyphagous pest, probably originating from China, which has recently been found in Pennsylvania (US). In the 2000s, it was introduced into the Republic of Korea where it rapidly spread, showing invasive behaviour and causing damage to vineyards. Considering the fact that L. delicatula can attack many woody plants of economic importance in the EPPO region, and that it has clearly shown invasive behaviour in its introduced range, the EPPO Secretariat decided to add it to the EPPO Alert List.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

UK Rapid PRA on Malacosoma parallela

Malacosoma parallela is a moth with nest-building larvae, which feeds on a wide range of deciduous trees and shrubs, and can cause significant defoliation. The species is native to western and central Asia and a very small part of south-east Europe, is usually found in mountainous regions, and is most common at heights over about 1600 m.

Following the development of Phase I of the UK Pest Risk Register in summer and autumn 2013 this species was identified as a priority to evaluate the EPPO (2001) PRA specifically for the UK, particularly with regard to assessing the pathways that pose a threat to the UK.

 

FERA (2014) Rapid Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) for: Malacosoma parallela https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/plant-health/documents/malacosomaParallela.pdf

Muriel Suffert's insight:

Malacosoma parallela is an EPPO A2 pest  https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/MALAPA/distribution

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Dutch Quickscan on Frankliniella platensis (Thysanoptera)

Dutch Quickscan on Frankliniella platensis (Thysanoptera) | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The Quickscan was conducted after the interception of Frankliniella platensis on Tulbaghia bulbs imported from Brazil. Very little information is available about the species. Thrips-like symptoms were, however, observed that had most likely been caused by F. platensis. The species is known from two Allium species and has now also been found on Tulberghia violaceae. The host range is, therefore, highly uncertain. It is assessed to be able to establish in at least the southern part of the EU. In more northern areas, it may survive during storage (for species that are stored during winter and planted in the spring). No reports on damage were found but it may be a potential pest species for various bulb species in the EU. The species was intercepted on plants intended for planting and, therefore the probability of introduction is relatively high (as compared to products intended for consumption).

 

http://www.vwa.nl/txmpub/files/?p_file_id=2207720

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Finnish study on 'Pathways for introduction of invasive pests to Finland and the value of production at risk in the different sectors of plant production in Finland’

 

In 2014, the NPPO of Finland published a study on ‘Pathways for introduction of invasive pests to Finland and the value of production at risk in the different sectors of plant production in Finland’ (Hannunen et al., 2014). In order to make the results of this study available to non-Finnish speaking audiences, a document (in English) presenting the main results and an outline of the methods used can be downloaded from the Internet:

http://www.evira.fi/files/attachments/en/risk_assessment/pathways_and_value_-_unofficial_overview_of_the_methods_and_results.pdf

 

 

Hannunen S, Parkkima T, Vuorinen K, Heikkilä J, Koikkalainen K (2014) [Pathways for introduction of invasive pests and the value of production at risk in the different sectors of plant production]. Evira Research Reports 1/2014, 75 pp (in Finnish).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

German PRA on Bradybaena similaris, a tropical snail

German PRA on Bradybaena similaris, a tropical snail | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

JKI recently published an Express PRA (in German) on Bradybaena similaris, a snail originating in South East Asia.The pest is polyphagous but is reported to feed on Citrus.

It has been found in 2011 in a zoo in the Netherlands.

Although the probability of establishment in Germany is considered low, it is considered that it may establish in protected conditions and in Southern EU Member States. The phytosanitary risk for the EU is rated as High

 

JKI (2014) Express – PRA zu Bradybaena similaris http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/index.php?menuid=60&downloadid=1577&reporeid=0

 

Muriel Suffert's insight:

Bradybaena similaris is a quarantine pest in Israel

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Re-evaluation of EU regulated pests

Re-evaluation of EU regulated pests | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The EU Commission has asked the EFSA Panel on Plant Health to conduct PRAs on a number of pests regulated by the EU. This programme of work has been initiated several years ago. Its objective is to check if those pests should continue to be regulated and to check whether current measures are appropriate. Numerous PRAs or the ‘categorization’ part of the PRA process have been recently published. Some have already been highlighted specifically on this Scoop.it page. However it has not been possible to present all of them. Here is a list of all the pests for which an Opinion of the Panel was published since July 2014.

 

Insects/mites

Aculops fuchsiae pest categorisation

Aonidiella citrina pest categorisation

Circulifer haematoceps and Circulifer tenellus pest categorisation

Eotetranychus lewisi pest categorisation

Helicoverpa armigera pest categorisation

Paysandisia archon pest categorisation

Rhagoletis cingulata pest categorisation

Rhagoletis ribicola pest categorisation

Scirtothrips dorsalis pest categorisation

Spodoptera littoralis pest categorisation

 

Nematodes

Ditylenchus destructor pest categorisation

Radopholus similis and Radopholus citrophilus pest categorisation

 

Pathogens

Atropellis spp. pest categorisation

Beet leaf curl virus pest categorisation

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani pest categorisation

Ceratocystis platani pest categorisation

Cherry leafroll virus pest categorisation

Citrus tristeza virus pest categorisation

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. insidiosus pest categorisation

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis pest categorisation

Cryphonectria parasitica pest categorisation

Diaporthe vaccinii pest categorisation

Elm phloem necrosis mycoplasm pest categorisation

Erwinia amylovora pest categorisation

Grapevine Flavescence dorée pest categorisation

Plenodomus tracheiphilus pest categorisation

Prunus necrotic ringspot virus pest categorisation

Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae pest categorisation

Strawberry latent C virus pest categorisation

Strawberry vein banding virus pest categorisation

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus pest categorisation

Verticillium albo-atrum sensu stricto, V. alfalfae and V. nonalfalfae pest categorisation

Verticillium dahliae pest categorisation

Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni pest categorisation

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli and Xanthomonas fuscans subsp. fuscans pest categorisation

Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria pest categorisation

Xylella fastidiosa pest risk assessment

Xylophilus ampelinus pest categorisation 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Dutch Quickscan on Spodoptera cosmioides (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

Dutch Quickscan on Spodoptera cosmioides (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The present Quickscan was initiated after the interception of the Lepidoptera species Spodoptera cosmioides on Dracaena plants from Costa Rica. The species is polyphagous and is known as a pest of
various crops in Brazil. It can likely establish in the open in southern Europe and possibly in glasshouses in northern Europe and is a potential pest of various crop species in Europe.

 

http://www.vwa.nl/txmpub/files/?p_file_id=2207686

 

Image: http://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5383680

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Muriel Suffert from Pest Alerts
Scoop.it!

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 risk analysis | Scoop.it

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.


Via Anne-Sophie Roy
more...
Anne-Sophie Roy's curator insight, April 29, 3:54 AM

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.

Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Inventory and review of quantitative models for spread of plant pests for use in pest risk assessment for the EU territory

Inventory and review of quantitative models for spread of plant pests for use in pest risk assessment for the EU territory | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

This report considers the prospects for increasing the use of quantitative models for plant pest spread and dispersal in EFSA Plant Health risk assessments. The agreed major aims were to provide an overview of current modelling approaches and their strengths and weaknesses for risk assessment, and to develop and test a system for risk assessors to select appropriate models for application.

The review located 468 models for plant pest spread and dispersal and these were entered into a searchable and secure Electronic Model Inventory database. We developed a Decision Support Scheme (DSS) to guide model selection. 

 

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/doc/795e.pdf

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/doc/795eax1.zip

Muriel Suffert's insight:

Models were tested for several scenarios including Xylella fastidiosa on olive in Italy

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

German Express PRAs on Lyctus sinensis and Lyctus africanus

German Express PRAs on Lyctus sinensis and Lyctus africanus | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

JKI recently published 2 Express PRAs (in German) on Lyctus sinensis and Lyctus africanus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) after finding these beetles in wood packaging material.

Lyctus sinensis is a wood borer which originates in China, Korea, Japan.

Lyctus africanus originates in Africa but is also reported from India, Madagascar, Philippines ,Thailand

it is considered that the phytosanitary risk is "medium" for L. sinensis and minor for L. africanus..

 

 

http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/dokumente/upload/9591a_lyctus_sinensis_express_pra.pdf

http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/index.php?menuid=60&downloadid=1726&reporeid=0

 

Picture: Padil http://www.padil.gov.au/pests-and-diseases/pest/main/135580

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Risk assessment vs Risk management

Risk assessment vs Risk management | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

EFSA's infographic: Risk assessment vs Risk Management: What's the difference?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

German Express PRA on Dinoderus minutus

German Express PRA on Dinoderus minutus | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

JKI recently published an Express PRA (in German) on Dinoderus minutus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) after finding this beetle in wood packaging material.

Dinoderus minutus is a bamboo borer which is widespread in the tropics.

it is considered that it could not establish in Germany but the phytosanitary risk for the EU (in Southern Member States) is considered as "medium".

 

JKI 2015 Express – PRA zu Dinoderus minutus http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/index.php?menuid=60&downloadid=1719&reporeid=0

more...
Jules Svidunovich's curator insight, March 31, 8:16 AM

might be useful in US where bamboo is usually an invasive issue

Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Austrian Express PRA on Psylliodes punctifrons, rapeseed flea beetle

Austrian Express PRA on Psylliodes punctifrons, rapeseed flea beetle | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The Austrian NPPO recently published an Express PRA (in German) on Psylliodes punctifrons after finding larvae in a consignment of wasabi plants (Wasabi japonica, syn. Eutrema japonicum) from Japan.


P. punctifrons is a flea beetle, which occurs in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Siberia, Vietnam and Indonesia, causing damage to cabbage and rapeseed plants.

The Express PRA concludes that the pest is likely to establish in the EU and that the phytosanitary risk for the EU is medium


AGES 2014 Express PRA on Psylliodes punctifrons http://www.baes.gv.at/index.php?eID=tx_nawsecuredl&u=0&g=0&t=1427282958&hash=a5b0f1c051ca65c590974bfdf8c3f438192d0e8f&file=fileadmin/files/3_Pflanzengesundheit/Express-PRA_Psylliodes_punctifrons_16042014.pdf

 

Picture:  Psylliodes punctifrons (adult). [Kahrer, AGES, 2014]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

German express PRA on Lyctoxylon dentatum

German express PRA on Lyctoxylon dentatum | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

JKI recently published an Express PRA (in German) on Lyctoxylon dentatum (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) after finding this beetle in wood packaging material.

 Lyctoxylon dentatum originates in Asia and attacks a range of woody plants as well as bamboos.

The phytosanitary risk for the EU is considered as "medium".

 

JKI 2015 Express – PRA zu Lyctoxylon dentatum http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/dokumente/upload/b8c7c_lyctoxylon_dentatum_pra.pdf

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Non-EU trade alert list

Non-EU trade alert list | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The Non-EU trade alert list lists particular trades (commodity/exporting country combinations) into the EU that are intercepted most frequently with organisms harmful to plants. The table is based on interceptions made by EU Member States and Switzerland and notified in the notification system EUROPHYT in the course of the reference period of 12 months, as indicated in the table. The list is intended to draw the attention of the relevant plant health authorities and other stakeholders to certain trades, for which the EU Member States have identified frequent phytosanitary risks – as a first step in having these risks addressed.

Listing of territorial entities in the table are used for the purpose of ease of geographical reference only and do not in any way imply any official EU recognition of the political status of such entities.

Alert : list  http://ec.europa.eu/food/plant/plant_health_biosafety/alert_list_trade_non_eu/docs/non_eu_alert_list_150217_en.pdf

more...
julien levy's comment, March 4, 5:25 PM
No psyllids, No liberibacter ?
Muriel Suffert's comment, March 23, 11:33 AM
Julien, this may be interesting for you: https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-4455; https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-4448
julien levy's comment, March 23, 11:51 AM
Thanks
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Dutch Quickscan Elaphria nucicolora (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

The present Quickscan was conducted after the interception of one caterpillar of Elaphria nucicolora on plants of Polyscias
(Araliaceae)
E. nucicolora is known as a pest of pineapple in America but is not known as pest on other plant species. Pine apple may be incidentally grown as ornamental in glasshouses but not for fruit production. The risk is considered low.

 

http://www.vwa.nl/txmpub/files/?p_file_id=2208347

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

Pseudacysta perseae (Hemiptera: Tingidae) Avocado lace bug, added to the EPPO Alert List

Pseudacysta perseae (Hemiptera: Tingidae) Avocado lace bug, added to the EPPO Alert List | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

The presence of the avocado lace bug, Pseudacysta perseae, was first reported in 2014 on the island of Madeira (Portugal). Until the 1990s, P. perseae was considered to be a minor pest of avocado and its geographical distribution was limited to Florida (US) and Mexico. However, during the last 10 years, P. perseae has spread within the USA and around the Caribbean Basin, and severe damage to avocado crops has been reported in some of the newly invaded areas. As P. perseae might present a threat to the avocado production in the Euro-Mediterranean region, the EPPO Secretariat has decided to add it on the EPPO Alert List.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

EPPO Study on Pest Risks Associated with the Import of Tomato Fruit

The EPPO Study on pest risks associated with the import of tomato fruit aimed to produce lists of pests associated with the pathway of fruit of Solanum lycopersicum (tomato), with supporting information for pests that could be possible candidates for addition to the EPPO Alert List or for PRA.

EPPO (2015) EPPO Technical Document No. 1068, EPPO Study on Pest Risks Associated with the Import of Tomato Fruit. EPPO Paris. http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/DT_1068_Tomato_study_MAIN_TEXT_and_ANNEXES_2015-01-26.pdf

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

EFSA Risk assessment on Xylella fastidiosa

EFSA Risk assessment on Xylella fastidiosa | Pest risk analysis | Scoop.it

EFSA has conducted a pest risk assessment and an evaluation of risk reduction options for Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium that is affecting several thousand hectares of olive plantations in Apulia, southern Italy.
Xylella fastidiosa has affected more than 300 species of cultivated and wild plants in the world and is transmitted by certain types of sap-sucking hopper insects.
EFSA recommends the continuation and intensification of research activities on the host range, epidemiology and control

 

EFSA (2015) Scientific Opinion on the risks to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory, with the identification and evaluation of risk reduction options http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3989.htm

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Muriel Suffert
Scoop.it!

German and Dutch risk assessment on Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. poinsettiae

Recently, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. poinsettiae (Cfp) was reported from Germany. Cfp causes leaf spots and stem cancer in Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia). It seems to have a limited distribution in the EU. The main pathway for introduction and spread is
infected plant material. Introduction of the bacterium at pot plant nurseries can be prevented by use of pathogen free plant material and strict hygiene measures. In case of an infestation, the bacterium can probably be eliminated by application of strict hygiene measures including removal of all plant debris after the growing season of poinsettia pot plants.

 

Dutch Qucik scan (2014) http://www.vwa.nl/txmpub/files/?p_file_id=2207685

Schrader G., and Müller, P. (2014) Express – PRA of Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. poinsettiae, Julius Kühn-Institut, Institut für nationale und internationale Angelegenheiten der Pflanzengesundheit. 

http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/index.php?menuid=60&downloadid=1593&reporeid=0

more...
No comment yet.