EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/008

Corrections to PQR 3.9, Quarantine Pests for Europe, Maps of Quarantine Pests for Europe

The Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador has informed the EPPO Secretariat that Elsinoë australis (EU Annexes) does not occur in Ecuador. The official authorities felt that this record might have arisen from a confusion with the detection in 1986 of the anamorph of E. fawcettii (Sphaceloma fawcettii var. fawcettii) in one sample of citrus.

The British distribution of potato cyst nematodes, Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida (both EPPO A2 quarantine pests) is wrongly but not identically recorded in both Quarantine Pests for Europe and Distribution Maps of Quarantine Pests for Europe. In reality, both these nematodes occur, with limited distribution, in England and Wales, Channels Islands, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Some of these British areas were accidentally omitted in the EPPO/CABI publications.

The record of Mycosphaerella dearnessii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in South Africa, based on the questionnaire sent by EPPO in 1992, is erroneous. It is stated that this fungus has never been found in South Africa.

The Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia informed the EPPO Secretariat that Phoracantha semipunctata does not occur in Ethiopia.

After further inquiries, it appears that the record of Puccinia pittieriana (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) in Bolivia is erroneous.

As mentioned in EPPO RS 98/024, Ralstonia solanacearum race 3, biovar 2 (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found on potatoes in Nagasaki, Japan, which is located on the island of Kyushu (not Honshu as appearing in PQR). This will be corrected in the next version of PQR.


Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Ecuador, 1999-10. 

EPPO Secretariat, personal communication with Prof. Wingfield, Mondi Professor of Forest Pathology, Faculty of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1999-09. 

Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia, 1999-11. 

EPPO Secretariat, 1999-11.