EPPO Global Database

Bemisia tabaci(BEMITA)

Distribution details in Finland

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Transient, under eradication
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, under eradication (2017-01)
From CABI Pest map 284 (1999): Absent, pest eradicated
Comments
B. tabaci is reported occasionally on glasshouse crops (mainly poinsettias) where it is introduced via imported plant material. When the pest is detected, it is subject to eradication measures to prevent its permanent establishment in production units.

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/039) : found at 3 nurseries in November 2001.

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/159) : found in 38 glasshouse nurseries producing poinsettias.

EPPO Reporting Service (2009/140) : found in 2009-04 on pot plants of Calibrachoa and Begonia at 1 place of production; and in 2009-04 on pot plants of Begonia at another place of production. According to the NPPO, it was also found in 2009 on Euphorbia pulcherrima (14 places of production) and Mandevilla sanderi (1 place of production).

From NPPO (2010-08): found on pot plants of Euphorbia pulcherrima at 1 place of production, under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/203) : found in pot plants of Mandevilla at 3 places of production, on plants of Dichondra at 1 place of production, and on pot plants of Euphorbia pulcherrima at 2 places of production. Eradication measures were taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/096) : 1 outbreak in 2012-04 in 2 glasshouses, under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/146) : no longer found and considered to be eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/214) : 3 outbreaks found in glasshouse crops, under eradication.

In January 2013, the NPPO declared that in 2012 B. tabaci was found in 15 glasshouses producing poinsettia and 1 glasshouse producing varius ornamentals. Under eradication.

In May 2014, the NPPO declared that all outbreaks detected in 2013 in greenhouse production have been eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/041) : several outbreaks were detected in 2016 in glasshouse ornamentals. Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/090) : several outbreaks (8) were detected in 2017 in glasshouse ornamentals. Under eradication.
References
* EVIRA – Finnish Food Safety Authority (last accessed 2008-09)
Tobacco whitefly found in poinsettia cultivations. http://www.evira.fi/portal/en/plant_production_and_feeds/current_issues/?id=1357
Evira. Finnish Food Safety Authority (2014-05-26) Apple witches’ broom disease more common than supposed. http://www.evira.fi/portal/en/plants/current+issues/?bid=3929

* Markkula M (1988) Annales Agriculturae Fenniae 27 (4), 323-327.
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* NPPO of Finland (2009-01, 2009-04, 2010-08, 2011-03, 2011-06, 2011-08, 2012-04, 2012-06, 2012-09, 2013-01, 2017-01, 2018-02).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Norway Present, restricted distribution view...
Russia Southern Russia Present, few occurrences view...
Russia Present, few occurrences view...
Sweden Absent, pest eradicated view...