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A review of pest surveillance techniques for detecting quarantine pests in Europe

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Neil Boonham


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This paper provides reviews of the most commonly used methods to detect plant pests belonging to groups of invasive organisms with high economic relevance, including Coleoptera (bark beetles, flathead borers, leaf beetles, longhorn beetles, weevils), Diptera (cone and seed flies, fruit flies), Homoptera (aphids, leafhoppers and psyllids, whiteflies), Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies), Thysanoptera (thrips), bacteria (potato brown rot Ralstonia solanacearum) and fungi (pitch canker disease Gibberella circinata, brown rot disease Monilinia fructicola). Future perspectives in detection methods are discussed, with particular reference to the considerable increase in the volume, commodity type and origins of trade in plant material from third countries, the introduction of new crops, the continuous expansion of the EU with new border countries being added, and the impact of climate change affecting the geographical boundaries of pests and their vectors. © 2012 OEPP/EPPO.

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Author(s): Augustin S, Boonham N, De Kogel WJ, Donner P, Faccoli M, Lees DC, Marini L, Mori N, Petrucco Toffolo E, Quilici S, Roques A, Yart A, Battisti A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: EPPO Bulletin

Year: 2012

Volume: 42

Issue: 3

Pages: 515-551

Print publication date: 01/12/2012

Online publication date: 12/12/2012

ISSN (print): 0250-8052

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2338

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/epp.2600


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