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EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/022

New data on quarantine pests

By browsing through the literature, the EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following new data concerning quarantine pests.

  • New geographical records
Anastrepha striata occurs on Psidium guajava in Monagas state, Venezuela. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 88(1), p 18 (131).

In Argentina, Heterodera glycines (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) was found on soybean in two localities of Cordoba province. Nematological Abstracts, 68(4), p 240 (1844).

  • Detailed records
Aphelenchoides besseyi (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected on 146 rice samples out of 1653, from 4 different rice-growing areas in Andhra Pradesh, India. Nematological Abstracts, 68(4), p 238 (1830).

In Iran, severe outbreaks of Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) were observed in several orchards and a few nurseries in Tehran and west Azerbaijan provinces, during 1992-1997. Yield losses were essentially seen on quince (Cydonia oblonga). Review of Plant Pathology, 79(1), p 25-26 (188).

In Italy, Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is reported for the first time in July 1999 from the region near the Brenner pass (Colle Isarco, Vitipeno) in Trentino-Alto Adige, on pears. Review of Plant Pathology, 79(2), p 135-136 (1051).

Plasmopara halstedii (EU Annexes) occurs in Karnataka, India. Review of Plant Pathology, 79(2), p 161 (1256).

In Egypt, surveys were carried on peaches, plums and apricots from 1987 to 1997 to study the incidence of plum pox potyvirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). Virus incidence ranged between 2.2 to 57.9 % in the localities surveyed: Fayoum, Giza (Middle Egypt), Dakahlia, Qualubia, Menoufiya and Sharkia (lower Egypt). Highest incidence was observed in Fayoum. Review of Plant Pathology, 79(2), p 138 (1073).

During the NAPPO Annual Meeting, it was reported that Rhagoletis mendax (EPPO A1 quarantine pest), which is subjected to an eradication programme, was found once in Ontario in 1999 (one suspect find) and is present in Québec on north of St Laurent.

Scirtothrips dorsalis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is present in Haryana, India. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 88(1), p 29 (210).

Stenocarpella maydis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) occurs in Henan, China. Review of Plant Pathology, 79(2), p 117 (900).

Xanthomonas vesicatoria (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was isolated from sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum) and tomato, in Beijing, Shanxi, Neimenggu, and Yunnan, China. Review of Plant Pathology, 79(2), p 148 (1153).


EPPO Secretariat, 2000-01.
Nematological Abstracts, 68(4). December 1999.
Review of Agricultural Entomology, 88 (1). January 2000.
Review of Plant Pathology, 79(1 ; 2). January ; February 2000.
NAPPO Annual Meeting, 1999-10-19/22, Cancún (MX).