When it has been confirmed that a pest has been found in a new place or on a new plant host, CABI scientists publish their report in a peer-reviewed journal such as New Disease Reports to communicate their findings.
This is the usual practice of scientists, involved in biology, forestry or agricultural research to inform scientific community on their first findings. But in case of phytopathogenic organisms this is usually prescribed in the phytosanitary legislation. If an organism has invasive character, it could be then stopped and eradicated at its first finding or first outbreak in a new area. Based on the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) a global network of pest reporting is functioning at International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP). Furthermore, reporting services operate at regional (APPPC, CA, COSAVE, CPC, EPPO, IAPSC, NAPPO, OIRSA, PPPO) and national level.