Harmful organisms in the European Union: Annual report 2014
The European Commission has recently published an annual report on pest outbreaks which were notified by the EU Member States during 2014. This report contains useful statistics about the distribution of the pests within taxonomic groups, possible sources of outbreaks, and phytosanitary measures taken. The report focuses on significant outbreaks of regulated pests notified in 2014 (i.e. Anoplophora chinensis, A. glabripennis, Popillia japonica, Strauzia longipennis, Trioza erytreae, and Xylella fastidiosa). Information about outbreaks of non-regulated pests which were found for the first time on the EU territory in 2014 (i.e. Erwinia pyrifoliae, Geosmithia morbida and Pityophthorus juglandis, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus, Meloidogyne mali, Pseudacysta perseae, Sirococcus tsugae, Thaumastocoris peregrinus, Thrips setosus and Xylosandrus crassiusculus) is also provided.
This report is freely available from the European Commission website:
EPPO Secretariat (2016-01).