Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
This book, a second edition, 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 Union, to prepare data sheets on pests of plant quarantine significance for Europe and the Mediterranean Region. Coverage extends to insects and mites (125 sheets), fungi (72 sheets), bacteria (39 sheets), viruses (53 sheets), nematodes (10 sheets) and parasitic plants (1 sheet), with 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.