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Don't Risk It! awareness raising campaign at the Riga International Airport

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The State Plant Protection Service of Latvia organized a one day action at the Riga International Airport on the 15th of October 2018 to inform travellers about the risks of moving plants. View a nice video of this event!
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Don’t Risk It ! – Video made by the Tuscany Region, Italy (English version)

Short video for 'Don't Risk It' campaign produced by Servizio Fitosanitario, Regione Toscana in collaboration with EPPO
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A really nice video, based on the EPPO 'Don't Risk It!' campaign, has been prepared by the Tuscany region (Italy)
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A Chance Encounter: The Case of a Western Conifer-Seed Bug Biting a Human

A Chance Encounter: The Case of a Western Conifer-Seed Bug Biting a Human | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
Bed bugs, mosquitoes, ticks—and the western conifer-seed bug? Well, if you’re making a list of insects that have been recorded having bitten a human at least once, ever, then yes. But the wes…
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A single case of a human being bitten by Leptoglossus occidentalis (a phytophagous insect) has been reported in Hungary. 
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City of Besançon invaded by Diaphania perspectalis - TV France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

City of Besançon invaded by Diaphania perspectalis - TV France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
Ce petit papillon de nuit blanchâtre et brun aux reflets vaguement bleutés prolifère dans les abords de Besançon et dans le centre-ville. A l'état de chenille, l'insecte ne se nourrit que des feuilles du buis -d'où son nom- mais transformé en papillon il se plaît dans les tilleuls et les platanes.
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Video showing the city of Besançon (FR) being invaded by Diaphania perspectalis moths.
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Nice video on Contarinia pseudotsugae

Nice video on Contarinia pseudotsugae | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
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A nice video showing larvae of Contarinia pseudotsugae (identification is still tentative) has kindly been provided by Wietse den Hartog (NPPO of the Netherlands). This Douglas fir needle midge originating from Norh America has recently been observed in Belgium and the Netherlands. 

 

 

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Bactérie Xylella fastidiosa: tout comprendre en 2 minutes

Xylella fastidiosa s’attaque à de nombreuses espèces végétales de culture méditerranéenne. Il est interdit d’introduire sur l’île toute espèce végétale, quelle qu’en soit l’origine.
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Video (in French) explaining the risk that Xylella fastidiosa presents for Corsica. It also asks travellers not to carry plant material into the island.

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Video about Xylella fastidiosa in Corsica

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VIDEO. La xylella fastidiosa arrive sur l'île
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Video (in French) about the first report of Xylella fastidiosa in Corsica.

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IPPC Photo Contest: Pests without Borders! | Phytosanitary Resources

IPPC Photo Contest: Pests without Borders! | Phytosanitary Resources | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
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The IPPC is launching a photo contest on the following theme: pests without borders!

You can send your best pictures to the IPPC Secretariat.

 

The top three images will be awarded prizes consisting of assignments with IPPC for a photographic mission close to the residence of the awardees.

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Pest Risk Analysis and Invasive Species

Why is pest risk analysis important? This video discusses the role of pest risk analysis to prevent pests from damaging biodiversity and the environment. Thi...
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Listen to several international experts who are explaining why Pest Risk Analysis is an important tool for controlling invasive species.

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Le moustique tigre (tiger mosquito) - 3D animation

Le moustique tigre, Aedes albopictus, fait de plus en plus parler de lui. Originaire d’Asie, il est en train d’envahir tous les continents, provoquant une nu...
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Indeed, the tiger mosquito is not a plant pest, but the video (in French) is interesting, focussing on some key messages for the general public.

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Le Xylella Fastidiosa, la petite bactérie qui inquiète les nationalistes corses - France 3 Corse ViaStella

Le Xylella Fastidiosa, la petite bactérie qui inquiète les nationalistes corses - France 3 Corse ViaStella | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
Les nationalistes de Femu a Corsica alertent sur le risque de propagation du Xylella Fastidiosa, une espèce qui ravage les oliviers en Italie du sud. Certains exploitants appellent déjà à cesser toute importation de végétaux étrangers. Mais l'Etat se veut moins alarmiste.
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TV programme (in French) about the potential risk presented by Xylella fastidiosa for olive trees in Corsica.

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Laurel wilt disease: a threat to the avocado production in Florida (US)

Laurel wilt disease: a threat to the avocado production in Florida (US) | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
Laurel wilt is a deadly disease of redbay (Persea borbonia) and other tree species in the Laurel family (Lauraceae). The disease is caused by a fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) that is introduced into host trees by a non-native insect, the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus).
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View an informative video about laurel wilt disease (associated with Raffaelea lauricola and vectored by Xyleborus glabratus), and the threat it represents for the avocado production in Florida (US).

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Spread of the Asian hornet - Vespa velutina

Le site de l'Institut de conservation du patrimoine naturel a publié une vidéo expliquant la propagation du frelon asiatique en France.
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A nice video showing the spread of the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) in France and neighbouring countries.
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Comment les végétaux s’adaptent-ils au changement climatique?

Comment les végétaux s’adaptent-ils au changement climatique? | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
Comment les végétaux s’adaptent au changement climatique? En méditerranée, les agrumes menacés par la maladie du Dragon jaune. Décryptage avec Géraldine Anthoine, directrice du laboratoire de santé des végétaux à l’Anses.
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US video on Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

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Video explaining the risks posed by the introduction of Lycorma delicatula in Pennsylvania (US). It also invites US citizens to report the pest.
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Plant Health The Risk

Advisory video about the importance of maintaining plant health in Northern Ireland.
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A very clear and concise video explaining risks to plant health in Northern Ireland
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A short animation film about invasive alien species

New version of a short animation film, published in 2011, about invasive alien species, also called invasive exotics. The film is made by Merel & Mirt
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A Dutch video which explains the impacts of invasive alien species.
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Anoplophora glabripennis on French TV

Anoplophora glabripennis on French TV | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
Comme trois autres secteurs en France, la ville de Gien est confrontée au capricorne asiatique. Cet insecte ravageur fragilise les arbres. Les services de l'État ont lancé une campagne de recensement menée par l'Office National des Forêts.
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TV report about survey and eradication campaign against Anoplophora glabripennis near Gien (Loiret department), France (in French)

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Video prepared for EXPO Milano & the EPPO 'Don't risk it' poster

Video prepared for EXPO Milano & the EPPO 'Don't risk it' poster | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
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Regione Lombardia has prepared nice videos explaining to passengers why they should not bring back plants. The EPPO 'Don't risk it!' poster' has also been used in this information campaign prepared for EXPO Milano.

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Tuta absoluta is spreading in Africa

Tuta absoluta is spreading in Africa | Pests on videos | Scoop.it
Watch a new video illustrating the devastating impacts that Tuta absoluta is having on tomato yields, and what this means for farmers who rely on these crops for sustenance and income. Dr Arne Witt...
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Video prepared by CABI which explains the severe impacts of Tuta absoluta on tomato production in Africa.

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Fifi The Oomycete

Adventures of Fifi the oomycete in encounter with its plant hosts. She learns evolution for survival. (Inspired by melody of "Frosty the Snowman").
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A new song and video about the adventures of Fifi (Phytophthora) the oomycete. A nice way to explain relationships between a pathogen and its host plants and its evolution.

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Acute oak decline symptoms in the UK

Steve Scott, of the Forestry Commission, shows how to identify symptoms of acute oak decline (AOD), the disease threatening Britain's oak trees. Shot on loca...
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Acute oak decline (AOD) is a disease which threatens Britain's oak trees. The cause of this decline is unknown but it seems that bacteria and the presence of a native buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus are involved in the disease.

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Asian kudzu bugs invade the South (USA)

One of the new pests that we have is the kudzu bug, or the bean plataspid, it does not have a common name yet. This insect is indigenous to the Far East. It ...
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Kudzu bug (Megacopta cribraria)  is invading Southern USA and is perceived as a potential pest which might cause economic problems to soybean crops. 

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Laurel wilt in Florida

Florida redbay trees are dying at an alarming rate. They are being attacked by a recently introduced dangerous duo - a symbiotic plant pest and disease. The ...
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An informative video about the damage caused by Laurel wilt in Florida (an emerging disease associated with Raffaelea lauricola and transmitted by Xyleborus glabratus).

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