EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/089

Situation of some quarantine pests in Hungary in 1996

The Plant Protection Service of Hungary recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the situation of some quarantine pests observed in 1996:

  • Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): its presence was observed very locally in two glasshouses.
  • Cryphonectria parasitica (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): is present on 2 sites (70 ha), the infested area did not increase. Nurseries are free from the disease.
  • Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): caught by pheromone traps in the south of the country (see also EPPO RS 97/033). No breeding populations were found on maize crops.
  • Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): infested soils and crops were found in 15 isolated areas (212,4 ha) which are placed under quarantine.
  • Helicoverpa armigera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): it occurs in spot infestations in 16 counties (approximately 52479 ha) on various crops: maize, tobacco, sugarbeet, alfalfa, potato, vegetables and ornamental plants.
  • Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 quarantine pest): it was observed locally on 19 places (0.6 ha), in commercial crops and in house gardens.