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EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/213

Technical Guidelines for the safe movement of small fruit germplasm

FAO and IPGRI (International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, previously IBPGR) in collaboration with ISHS have recently issued technical guidelines for the safe movement of small fruit germplasm. These guidelines give information on diseases and pests of strawberry, Ribes, Rubus and Vaccinum (symptoms, host range, geographical distribution, transmission) and provide relevant data on indexing methods and other procedures (e.g. thermotherapy) to be used in order to ensure safe movement of germplasm.
So far, FAO/IBPGR have already published guidelines for the following crops: cocoa, edible aroids, musa, sweet potato, yam, legumes, cassava, citrus, grapevine, vanilla, coconut and sugarcane.

They can be obtained from:

Publications Office, IPGRI Headquarters
Via delle Sette Chiese 142
00145 Rome
Tel: (39-6) 518921
Fax: (39-6) 5750309


FAO/IPGRI, 1994-09.