Survey on glasshouse pests in Estonia
In 2001 systematic surveys on glasshouse pests were conducted in Estonia. 78 samples were collected from 45 glasshouses to detect the presence of thrips, leafminers (Liriomyza species) and whiteflies.
- Liriomyza bryoniae (Diptera: Agromyzidae - EU Annexes) was observed on 9 samples. Its presence was confirmed in 7 glasshouses on the following crops: cucumber, tomato and capsicum. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the presence of this pest in Estonia.
- Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found on 3 samples of propagating material. Its presence was confirmed in 1 glasshouse producing propagation material of tomato, capsicum, and pot plants.
Phytosanitary measures were applied to eradicate the pests. The glasshouses concerned will remain under strict supervision during the next growing season. During this survey, Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) and Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) were not found. The situation of L. bryoniae in Estonia can be described as follows: Present, found only in 7 vegetable glasshouses, under eradication. The situation of F. occidentalis in Estonia can be described as follows: Present, found only in 1 glasshouse, under eradication.
NPPO of Estonia, 2001-12.