No Thrips palmi found during the 1997 survey in the Netherlands
Due to previous outbreaks of Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest – see EPPO RS 96/193, 95/156, 95/048, 93/079) in the Netherlands on Ficus benjamina, an on-going survey is being carried out. Ficus-growing firms are inspected twice a month, and from 1996-10-01 to 1997-09-15, a total of 4392 inspections have been performed. In addition to this survey, further checks are carried out: 1) in outdoor growing crops and weeds during summer; 2) in indoor firms growing cut flowers, pot plants and vegetables; 3) on auction markets; and 4) during export inspections. No T. palmi was found.
Plant Protection Service of the Netherlands, 1997-10.