The EPPO Secretariat regularly receives reports on interceptions of consignments in Member Countries, for various phytosanitary reasons. In the Reporting Service, we shall periodically give a view of what interceptions have recently been reported
During the month of January six countries have sent notifications of interceptions to EPPO.
Austria send an interception report for 1992 to EPPO. 43 consignments were intercepted in 1992. The only pests concerned were Anarsia lineatella, Cydia molesta, Cacoecimorpha pronubana and Quadraspidiotus perniciosus (all EPPO A2 pests), all in consignments from Italy.
During 1993-01 the Finnish Plant Quarantine Service intercepted consignments of chrysanthemum plants for planting originating from Tenerife (ES) which were infested by Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 pest). A consignment of Senecio hybridus (ornamental pot plants) from The Netherlands were intercepted due to Liriomyza huidobrensis (EPPO A2 pest).
Germany intercepted during the month of 1992-11 only three consignments due to pests. In all cases this concerned the infestation of Gypsophila cutflowers by Liriomyza spp.. One consignment originated from Ecuador and two from Israel.
Interceptions due to pests occurred in 1992-12 in The Netherlands on Buxus spp. infested by Globodera sp. from Poland, chrysanthemum plants for planting infested by Liriomyza trifolii from Israel and wooden packing material from China which was infested by Cerambycidae and Scolytidae spp.
Sweden intercepted during 1992-12 consignments of Gypsophila cutflowers from Colombia which were infested larvae of miners in and on stems.
Several consignments were intercepted in Switzerland during 1993-01, but none due to an infestation by a pest.
EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1993-01).