How to survey plants?

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.

Protection against pests of plants

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.