EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/017

Further details on the situation of Diabrotica virgifera in Austria

Further details on the extent of the outbreak of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in Austria in 2002 were provided by the NPPO (see also EPPO RS 2002/109 & 2002/ 140). In 2002, the pest was found in Niederösterreich (districts of Gänserndorf, Bruck /Leitha) and in Burgenland (districts of Neusiedl-am-See, Oberpullendorf). In 2003, the following phytosanitary measures will be taken in both regions: monitoring, crop rotation (compulsory crop rotation on infested fields), use of pesticides, restrictions on the movement of host plants and parts thereof, and of soil and machinery. During winter 2002/2003, an information campaign took place and a leaflet on D. virgifera was printed. In addition, an intensive monitoring programme with pheromone traps will be carried out in the whole country


NPPO of Austria, 2003-02