Quarantine pests for Europe: data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Communities and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
This book is published in association with the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and is the result of collaboration between EPPO and CAB International (CABI), sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities, to prepare data sheets on pests of plant quarantine significance for Europe and the Mediterranean Region. Coverage extends to insects (62 sheets), fungi (55 sheets), bacteria (33 sheets), viruses (28 sheets), nematodes (9 sheets) and parasitic plants (1 sheet), producing a total of 188 data sheets, some covering groups of related organisms. It includes organisms that are found outside Europe and the Mediterranean and that present a risk to this region, as well as those that are present but have a restricted distribution and are subject to phytosanitary controls. The format of the FAO model data sheet is followed, using standard headings: identity; hosts; geographical distribution; biology; detection and identification; means of movement and dispersal; pest significance (including economic impact, control and phytosanitary risk); phytosanitary measures; and bibliography. The book is intended as a definitive reference source, not only for those with specific interests in plant quarantine but also for all concerned with pest management. An index of scientific names, synonyms, anamorphs, virus acronyms, common names and computer codes of quarantine pests, and other organisms (except host plants) is included.