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    European Union prioritises 20 pests

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    The European Commission has published a list of the 20 most important quarantine pests that are threatening the European Union territory.

    The list is based on impact assessments carried out by the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC): what is the impact of an outbreak on the economy and environment of an EU country or region?

    These 20 pests (in alphabetical order) are regulated as quarantine pests in the EU:

    Agrilus anxius (bronze birch borer)

    Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer)

    Anastrepha ludens

    Anoplophora chinensis (citrus long-horned beetle)

    Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian long-horned beetle)

    Anthonomus eugenii

    Aromia bungii (red necked longicorn)

    Bactericera cockerelli

    Bactrocera dorsalis

    Bactrocera zonata

    Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (pine wood nematode)

    Candidatus Liberibacter (citrus greening causes yellow dragon disease)

    Conotrachelus nenuphar

    Dendrolimus sibiricus

    Phyllosticta citricarpa (citrus black spot)

    Popillia japonica (Japanese beetle)

    Rhagoletis pomonella

    Spodoptera frugiperda

    Thaumatotibia leucotreta (false or citrus codling moth)

    Xylella fastidiosa (destroys olive trees in Southern Italy and wide range of host plants)

    Japanese beetle Popillia japonica

    Photo by EPPO

    Arno Engels
    Arno Engels is sinds 2000 vakredacteur bij De Boomkwekerij. Hij is opgegroeid in de sector en heeft op verschillende boomkwekerijen in binnen- en buitenland gewerkt.

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