Quarantine pests in Czech Republic
The EPPO secretariat has recently received details from the Plant Protection Service of the Czech Republic on the presence of EPPO quarantine pests in that newly separate country, as opposed to former Czechoslovakia. The main points are:
1) beet necrotic yellow vein furovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in Czech Republic only since 1993 and only in a single field;
2) Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi, not previously recorded in Czechoslovakia, was first found in Czech Republic in 1993, in the vicinity of Prague;
3) Cryphonectria parasitica (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) does not occur in Czech Republic, but was previously recorded as of restricted distribution in Czechoslovakia;
4) the Czech Republic declares that extensive detection surveys have confirmed the absence of Globodera pallida (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) and Pseudomonas solanacearum (EPPO A2 quarantine pest).
EPPO Secretariat, 1994-07.