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.
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.