EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/016

Training session on ‘Phytosanitary inspections of oak logs imported from USA into the European Union’, Nancy, FR, 2006-06-20/21

The aims of this training session are:
  • To present the European Union phytosanitary regulations (2005/359/EC) and the implementation of fumigation checks and wood identification (red oaks/white oaks) as requested by these regulations.
  • To update knowledge on disease symptoms, possible impacts of an introduction of Ceratocystis fagacearum (including the susceptibility of European oaks evaluated in USA and means of dissemination).
  • To share experience on phytosanitary inspections.

This training session is open to interested persons from Plant Protection Services of EU member states that are responsible for phytosanitary inspections of oak wood imported from USA. Presentations and discussions will be held in English and French.
This training session is jointly organized by the French Plant Protection Service and INRA (Institut national de la recherche agronomique) at Nancy (France) on the 20th and 21st of June 2006. Travel to Nancy and accommodation will be at the charge of each participant.

Provisional programme:
19 June 2006 - arrival in Nancy
20 June 2006 - INRA Research Centre (Champenoux)
       Welcome and introduction
       Biology of Ceratocystis fagacearum, risk assessment for the UE, surveys
       Presentation by each participant of local imports of American oaks, controls, forestry surveys
       Field trip to a nearby oak forest (production of high quality wood and effects on biodiversity)
       Presentation of the EU regulations related to imports of American wood.
21 June 2006 - Morning session, Plant Protection Service (Malzéville)
       Practical inspections of imported American oak wood, isolation and identification,
       Visit to the quarantine laboratory
       Questions and discussion
       End of training session at lunch time.

Registration: Philippe.LOEVENBRUCK@agriculture.gouv.fr


Personal communication from Dr Pinon, INRA Nancy, 2006-01.