Details on the situation of several quarantine pests in Hungary in 1998
The NPPO of Hungary has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the situation of several quarantine pests in 1998.
- Ceratocystis ulmi: its occurrence was observed on 1 place (0.1 ha). Production sites of propagating material are free from the fungus.
- Cryphonectria parasitica (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): is present on 6 sites (68 ha), the infested area did not increase (see EPPO RS 98/141). Production sites of propagating material are free from it.
- Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): was observed on 1 site in Borota (Bács-Kiskun county) on tomato plants (similar to last year, see EPPO RS 98/141).
- Diabrotica virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): a total of 1874 beetles were caught by pheromone and yellow sticky traps in 8 counties (south of Hungary). The spread continues towards the north. Approximately 11000 km² are infested. In the Szeged area (Csongrád county), larval damage on roots was noted in 1997 and 1998. However, larval damage has not reached economic levels (see also EPPO RS 98/198).
- Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): infested soils and crops were found on 22 isolated areas (274.12 ha) which were placed under quarantine. The situation is similar to 1997 (see EPPO RS 98/141).
- Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): was observed on 1 place (23 ha) in Tiszavasvári (Szabolcs - Szatmár - Bereg county) on pea seeds.
- Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): was observed in a single glasshouse (0.01 ha) in B ácslamás (Bács-Kiskun county).
- Trogoderma granarium (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): was observed in 4 stores in Miskolc, in Mezökeresztes (Borsod - Abaúj - Zemplén county), in Csongrád (Csongrád county) and in Tata (Komárom - Esztergom county). The pest was rapidly eradicated.
Xanthomonas vesicatoria (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): was observed on 4 places (18 ha) in Csanádapáca (Békés county) and in Szeged (Csongrád county) on pepper seeds
NPPO of Hungary, 1999-04.