EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/155

Conclusions and recommendations from the EPPO/FAO workshop on Solanum elaeagnifolium

An International EPPO/FAO Workshop on “How to manage invasive alien plants: The case study of Solanum elaeagnifolium” (Solanaceae, EPPO List of invasive alien plants) was held in Sousse (TN) on 2006-05-29/31. The Workshop recognized that Solanum elaeagnifolium is an invasive alien plant of economic importance threatening Mediterranean agro-ecosystems. It was considered that this plant has not reached its geographical distribution limits and presents a threat for southern and south-eastern countries of the EPPO region.
The Workshop made recommendations for:
       -        International measures: phytosanitary measures to avoid the introduction of S. elaeagnifolium, regional and international collaboration.
       -        National measures: elaboration of an action plan, management measures recommended for infested areas, management measures recommended in very infested areas in order to prevent further spread of the plant and eradication measures for low infestation areas.

The complete recommendations, presentations of the communications and pictures of the plant are available on the EPPO Website.