Surveys on regulated pests in Estonia: results for 2008
Official surveys were conducted by the NPPO of Estonia in 2008 on several regulated pests. During these surveys, the absence of the following pests was confirmed:
- Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (EPPO A1 List),
- Diabrotica virgifera (EPPO A2 List),
- Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 List),
- Gibberella circinata (EPPO A1 List),
- Glomerella acutata (formerly EU Annexes),
- Pepino mosaic virus (EPPO Alert List),
- Phytophthora fragariae (EPPO A2 List),
- Phytophthora kernoviae (EPPO Alert List),
- Potato spindle tuber viroid (EPPO A2 List),
- Xanthomonas fragariae (EPPO A2 List),
For all these organisms, the pest status is officially declared as: Absent, confirmed by survey.
During surveys conducted in nurseries, garden centres, parks and forests, Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was detected 3 times in garden centres. All infected plants which originated from Poland and the Netherlands were destroyed, and P. ramorum is now considered as eradicated from Estonia.
The pest status of Phytophthora ramorum in Estonia is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
Mycosphaerella pini (EU Annexes) was detected in garden centres and is under eradication. Outbreaks of Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 List) were detected in production sites of plant propagation material and of seed potatoes. Ditylenchus destructor (EU Annexes) was found in 1 sample of seed potatoes.
The pest status for Ditylenchus destructor, Globodera rostochiensis, and Mycosphaerella pini is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Estonia, 2009-11.