Grapevine phylloxera detected in Poland
The NPPO of Poland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (= Viteus vitifoliae) Hemiptera: Phylloxeridae – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In 2011, D. vitifoliae was found on 1 Vitis plant in a 0.53 ha vineyard, in the Małopolskie voivodeship (Southern Poland). A sample was collected from the grapevine plant showing leaf galls and sent to the laboratory for identification. The presence of D. vitifoliae was confirmed, and appropriate quarantine measures were taken in the infested place of production (i.e. uprooting and destruction of the infested grapevine plant, as well as those located in its immediate vicinity). Nationwide inspections for D. vitifoliae will continue in Poland.
The pest status of Daktulosphaira vitifoliae in Poland is officially declared as: Present, restricted distribution.
NPPO of Poland (2011-09).