EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/141

Situation of several quarantine pests in Hungary in 1997

The Plant Protection Service of Hungary has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the situation of several quarantine pests in 1997.

  • Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): was found in one location (Borota in Bács-Kiskun county) on tomato plants.
  • Cryphonectria parasitica (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): is present on 6 sites (68 ha), the infected area has not increased (see EPPO RS 97/089). Nurseries are free from this disease.
  • Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was caught in 4 counties (4000 beetles) in the south of Hungary. The pest continues to spread towards the north. Larvae were seen for the first time slightly damaging maize roots near Szeged, but without any impact on maize yield (see EPPO RS 97/156, 98/001).
  • Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): infested soils and crops were found on 18 isolated areas (246,5 ha) which are placed under quarantine. Situation is similar to 1996 (see EPPO RS 97/089).
  • Helicoverpa armigera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): occurs locally, in 16 counties on various crops: alfalfa, maize, potato, sugarbeet, tobacco, vegetables and ornamentals. Situation is similar to 1996 (see EPPO RS 97/089).
  • Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): occurs very locally, in 8 places (0.5 ha - growers and private gardens). Situation is similar to 1996 (see EPPO RS 97/089)
  • Trogoderma granarium (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): was observed in one store (Dunaújváros in Fejér county) and was rapidly eradicated.


Plant Protection Service of Hungary, 1998-07.