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EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/151

Quarantine for seeds

A Workshop on quarantine for seed in the Near East has been organized jointly by FAO, ICARDA and the Danish Government Institute of Seed Pathology for Developing Countries, in 1991-11-02/09, in Aleppo (SY). This Workshop reviewed seed-borne pests of quarantine importance (fungi, bacteria, viruses, insects), seed testing methods, seed treatments and also international and regional cooperation in the field of plant quarantine. The workshop established a draft quarantine list for seed-borne pests for the Near East liable to be carried by certain crops, and made several recommendations to countries of the Near East region to strengthen quarantine for seeds by ensuring adequate facilities for seed testing, staff training and better exchange of information.

Quarantine for seed. FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper, nø119, Rome 1993.

can be obtained from:

Distribution and Sales Section, FAO,
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla,
00100 Rome,Italy


EPPO Secretariat, 1994-06.