The first EU guidelines for planning surveys of new and quarantine plant pests have been published in April 2020 by EFSA Plant health panel. Official surveys have been in place in EU Memeber States for two decades based on international standards. “How to organise a national detection survey?” is a question I have been often asked and provided answers.
Global health security depends on the weakest points in the chain of public health, animal health and plant health. All countries of the world need to be at the certain level of preparedness for pandemic outbreaks in these sectors.
The new year 2020 has a magic set of digits. It is bringing a unique awarness raising global campaign as the International Year of Plant Health. All this reminds me of the poem “Nothing twice” by Wislawa Szymborska. Nothing can ever happen twice.In consequence, the sorry fact isthat we arrive here improvisedand leave without theContinue reading “Once or twice”
European Union has implemented stricter phytosanitary rules for imports of several species of fruits, including apples. Since 1st of September 2019 a phytosanitary certificate has been required for import from all third countries for apples. Quarantine pests, which must be absent from apple fruits, were listed in Annex I to the Directive 2000/29/EC and specialContinue reading “How to import apples to the EU?”
Pest risk analysis and risk categorization have been discussed in North Macedonia with the aim to achieve better protection from new risks arising from international trade, traffic and travelling and at the same time better use of resources focusing to different categories of pests, harmful to plants.
Pest is considered to be any species, strain or biotype of plant, animal or pathogenic agent injurious to plants or plant products. New lists of regulated pest and their host plants and other goods are in force for the imports into the EU since 14 December 2019.
The European Union implements the new plant plant health regime on 14 of December 2019. The news affects all proffesional growers, traders, distributors, importers and exporters of plants and other regulated goods, as well as those, who buy plants online or travel internationally.
The most harmful organisms of plants are listed as quarantine pests, which are regulated according to the pathways of their possible introduction into area or country – with their host plants or other goods in international trade.
Izvozne pošiljke vsakovrstnega blaga, namenjene v Avstralijo ali Novo Zelandijo, bodo morale biti po 1. septembru toplotno obdelane ali zaplinjene ali pa bo kako drugače treba zagotoviti, da so brez karantenskih žuželk.
Do you know that some plants need a passport to travel across the European Union? Internationally, a phytosanitary certificates have been agreed to be documents, which confirm, that plants in transfer of state borders are healthy and do not threaten the plant health in a country of destination. Regulated plants from third countries may notContinue reading “Welcome to the green blog”