Pest incursions reported in Finland
The NPPO of Finland has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the following incursions:
Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae - EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found in November 2001 on pot plants of Euphorbia pulcherrima at 3 nurseries producing pot plants. The source of this infestation remains unknown. It is recalled that during 2001, B. tabaci has been found at 12 nurseries producing pot plants of E. pulcherrima. Today, all these nurseries are free from B. tabaci.
Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found in October 2001 on Dendranthema at one nursery producing cut flowers. Eradication measures were taken and all infected pot plants of Dendranthema have been adequately treated. It is recalled that during 2001 (see also EPPO RS 2001/101), P. horiana has been found at 10 nurseries producing cut flowers or pot plants of Dendranthema. Today, all these nurseries are free from P. horiana.
NPPO of Finland, 2002-01-03, 2002-01-23.