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Spodoptera eridania found in cassava in West and Central Africa

Spodoptera eridania found in cassava in West and Central Africa | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
A new pest—a second armyworm species—has been discovered in West and Central Africa!
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Another Spodoptera species, Spodoptera eridania, has been found in several Central and Western African countries on cassava crops.
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CABI launches a new Horizon Scanning Tool

CABI launches a new Horizon Scanning Tool | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
CABI has developed a new horizon scanning tool to help users identify potential invasive species threats to a country, state or province by using data from Compendia datasheets. Two versions of the tool are available: a free version from the open-access Invasive Species Compendium and a premium version to subscribers to the Crop Protection Compendium.
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CABI has just released a new horizon scanning tool to help users identifying potential invasive species threats to an area. This tool uses information from CABI Compendia datasheets.
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Paper on  inspection efficacy of Wood Packaging Material entering the European Union

Paper on  inspection efficacy of Wood Packaging Material entering the European Union | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Abstract. The use of wood packaging materials (WPMs) in international trade is recognized as a pathway for the movement of invasive pests and as the origin of
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This study about inspections of wood packaging material (WPM) carried out in the EU member states demonstrates that there is still an ongoing threat of non-native forest pests being imported on WPM.
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This study demonstrates that there is an ongoing threat of non-native forest pests being imported on WPM.
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New book: Biology and Management of Invasive Apple Snails

This book brings together both basic and applied research on apple snails to further advance management and control of these major invasive noxious pests
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A new book on Pomacea species has recently been published (it can be freely downloaded from the Internet)
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Australia on alert after stink bug find in Sydney

Australia on alert after stink bug find in Sydney | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
The insects were found at a Sydney warehouse in a container that had arrived from Italy.
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Halyomorpha halys has been detected for the first time in Australia.
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Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae found in the UK

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae found in the UK | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae has been found in lettuce crops in the UK.
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First Report of Phytophthora Blight of Cucurbit Caused by Phytophthora capsici in Albania | Plant Disease

First Report of Phytophthora Blight of Cucurbit Caused by Phytophthora capsici in Albania | Plant Disease | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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Phytophthora capsici is reported for the first time as a pathogen of cucumber plants in Albanian greenhouses.
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New outbreaks of Phytophthora ramorum on fir trees in Oregon (US)

New outbreaks of Phytophthora ramorum on fir trees in Oregon (US) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have found a deadly plant disease infecting fir trees in the Pacific Northwest.
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Phytophthora ramorum (EU1) has been found infecting Douglas-fir and grand fir in Oregon (US)
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New EPPO posters for 'pest alerts'

New EPPO posters for 'pest alerts' | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
New communication kits have been published by EPPO. The objective of this work is to provide NPPOs with templates that could be easily adapted to different types of pest-specific information campaigns (e.g. early warning, pest reporting, containment and eradication programmes). All documents (posters and leaflet) can be freely downloaded.
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Ministerio de Agricultura - República Dominicana se Declara Libre de la Mosca del Mediterráneo

Ministerio de Agricultura - República Dominicana se Declara Libre de la Mosca del Mediterráneo | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
SANTO DOMINGO.- El ministro de Agricultura, Ángel Estévez, informó que de más de 120 países infestados por la plaga, la República Dominicana hoy s
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The Dominican Republic has declared the eradication of Ceratitis capitata from its territory
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Xylella fastidiosa detected on almond in Alicante (ES)

La detección por primera vez en la península de la bacteria Xylella fastidiosa en una plantación de almendros del municipio de Guadalest, en la comarca alicantina de la Marina Baixa, ha desatado la alarma y la necesidad de que se tomen medidas urgentes para evitar que se pueda propagar a otros cultivos, especialmente el olivar. …
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Xylella fastidiosa has recently been detected in an almond orchard in the municipality of Guadalest (Marina Baixa, Alicante). This is the first record of the bacterium on mainland Spain.
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A new update of PQR is available

A new update of PQR is available | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
PQR is the EPPO database on quarantine pests (geographical distributions, host plants, commodities liable to carry them, categorization, pictures). A new version can be downloaded:
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Many pest world distributions have been added or revised in this new version. Numerous new pictures have been added as well, thanks to generous photographers.
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Meloidogyne enterolobii found on sweet potato in North Carolina (US)

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning sweet potato growers about an emerging root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii, which has been identified in fields in Columbus, Johnston, Wayne and Wilson counties.
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Meloidogyne enterolobii has been found on sweet potato fields in North Carolina (US)
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Des oliviers touchés par la bactérie Xylella Fastidiosa en Corse

Des oliviers touchés par la bactérie Xylella Fastidiosa en Corse | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Le Syndicat interprofessionnel des oléiculteurs l’a détectée, pour la première fois, sur des oliviers et sur des chênes verts, arbres emblématiques de l’île.
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Xylella fastidiosa has been detected in 2 olive trees in Corsica (FR). These trees were planted in roundabouts in Ajaccio (Caldaniccia and Baleone)
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Naupactus xanthographus added to the EPPO Alert List

Naupactus xanthographus added to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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The South American fruit tree weevil, Naupactus xanthographus, has been added to the EPPO Alert List.
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Fall Armyworm | FOOD CHAIN CRISIS | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Fall Armyworm | FOOD CHAIN CRISIS | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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A useful FAO webpage about Spodoptera frugiperda and the risks it represents for major crops
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Addition of Meloidogyne graminicola to the EPPO Alert List

Addition of Meloidogyne graminicola to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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The rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola has been added to the EPPO Alert List. This pest of rice and other Poaceae has recently been found in Italy.
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Muriel Suffert's curator insight, December 12, 2017 2:29 AM
This pest of rice and other Poaceae has recently been found in Italy.
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100th Anniversary of the Italian NPPO

100th Anniversary of the Italian NPPO | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Congratulations to the Italian NPPO!
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On the 12th of December the Italian NPPO will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in Milano.
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Spotted Lanternfly found in Delaware (US)

Spotted Lanternfly found in Delaware (US) | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Advice from Delaware officials about what to do with the Spotted Lanternfly.
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After Pennsylvania, Lycorma delicatula has been reported from a second US state, Delaware.
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Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time

Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' (Lso) has been found for the first time in Alberta (Canada). The pathogen (associated with Zebra chip disease of potatoes) was detected in potato psyllids caught in traps during a survey.  Numbers of potato psyllids and the incidence of Lso are currently low.
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Corythucha arcuata found for the first time in France

Corythucha arcuata found for the first time in France | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
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The oak lace bug has been found for the first time in France, near Toulouse.
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Platynota stultana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): added again to the EPPO Alert List

Platynota stultana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): added again to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it

Platynota stultana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae – omnivorous leafroller) is a highly polyphagous leafroller native to Mexico and the Southwestern USA. As its potential host range includes economically important agricultural crops, ornamental plants, and even some tree species, it was included on the EPPO Alert List from 1998 to 2002 but a that time this did not trigger international phytosanitary action. However, the situation changed in Europe when its presence was first detected in 2009 in Spain. The EPPO Panel on Phytosanitary Measures and the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations have recommended that this pest should be added to the EPPO A2 List (the final decision will be taken by the EPPO Council in September 2017). In the meantime, it was felt useful to add again P. stultana to the EPPO Alert List to attract the attention of the NPPOs


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Muriel Suffert's curator insight, September 5, 2017 5:34 AM
This pest was also listed in the DROPSA alert list for table grapes as a pest that could be introduced with fruit
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First specimens of Drosophila Suzukii caught in Chile

First specimens of Drosophila Suzukii caught in Chile | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
A mediados de junio, el Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero de Chile (SAG) detectó 8 ejemplares adultos de la mosca de alas manchadas (drosophila suzukii) en tram
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In June/July 2017, several specimens of Drosophila suzukii were caught in Chile (regions of Araucania, Los Rios and Los Lagos).
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Neonectria neomacrospora: added to the EPPO Alert List

Neonectria neomacrospora: added to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Since 2008, a new and severe canker disease caused by Neonectria neomacrospora (anamorph Cylindrocarpon cylindroides) has been observed on firs (Abies spp.) in Norway. In 2011, the same disease was also found in Denmark causing damage on fir trees. In 2015, the fungus was detected in Southern Sweden. The Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry recommended that N. neomacrospora is added to the EPPO Alert List.
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Neonectria neomacrospora is an emerging disease in Northern Europe causing cankers on fir trees.
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Addition of Neodiprion abietis to the EPPO Alert List

Addition of Neodiprion abietis to the EPPO Alert List | Pest Alerts | Scoop.it
Neodiprion abietis is a North American defoliator of Abies spp. and other conifers.
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The  NPPO of the Netherlands intercepted Neodiprion abietis (Hymenoptera: Diprionidae – balsam fir sawfly) on cut branches of Gaultheria imported from the USA. As N. abietis does not occur in the EPPO region and is causing severe defoliation on conifers in parts of North America, it was suggested to add it to the EPPO Alert List
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