2002 surveys on Erwinia amylovora, Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus and several glasshouse pests in Estonia
The NPPO of Estonia has informed the EPPO Secretariat of the results concerning several surveys carried out in 2002.
Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): surveys have been done since 2000. In 2002, 330 samples were collected from all districts and were tested by IF. Samples were collected essentially from Malus, Pyrus, Sorbus, Cotoneaster, Crataegus, Chaenomeles, Amelanchier, Cydonia in parks, orchards, nurseries etc. E. amylovora was not detected.
The situation of E. amylovora in Estonia can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by surveys.
91 samples were collected from 35 glasshouses and examined for the presence of Thrips palmi, Liriomyza species and Bemisia tabaci. Samples were collected from tomato, cucumber, pepper, ornamental pot plants and cut flowers. Liriomyza bryoniae (EU Annexes) was found in 14 samples of tomato (12 cases) and cucumber (2 cases). Its presence was confirmed in 9 glasshouses. Other pests were not detected.
The situation of Liriomyza bryoniae in Estonia can be described as follows: Present, found in a few glasshouses.
The situation of Bemisia tabaci, Liriomyza huidobrensis, L. trifolii, L. sativae and Thrips palmi in Estonia can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by surveys.
Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): 63 samples were collected from ornamental and vegetable plants in 19 glasshouses. The virus was detected in 2 samples of Impatiens and Begonia. Phytosanitary measures were taken to eradicate it. Glasshouses will stay under strict supervision during the next growing season. The situation of Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus in Estonia can be described as follows: Present, found under glasshouse on 2 samples, under eradication.
NPPO of Estonia, 2002-12.