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Participation of the FGBI "VNIIKR" in the Meeting of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization devoted to Phytosanitary Measures for Potatoes

24th meeting of the expert group of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization devoted to phytosanitary measures for potatoes took place at the end of February in Paris (France).

The Russian Federation was represented by specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “VNIIKR”.

The meeting was attended by experts and observers from France, Great Britain, Poland, Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Spain.

As part of the meeting, the supervisors presented the new version of the revised standard PM 3/21 (2) "Quarantine of potatoes after import" and draft standard "Management of risks associated with soil, potato tubers and potato waste." Questions related to the National control system Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum concerning European haplotypes were discussed.

The standards under development (new PM 9) were considered. The standard "National phytosanitary control system Globodera pallida and G. Rostochiensis" was adopted taking into account the proposals of Russian experts.

Participants reported on the PM3 standard for testing potato varieties to assess potato resistance to Synchytrium endobioticum. The delegates proposed to compare the resistance of varieties performed in different laboratories of the participating countries within the framework of the CORNET project "Standardization of testing of potato resistance to potato wart disease in Europe".

Experts from Spain reported on potato pest - Guatemalan potato moth (Tecia solanivora), its harmfulness, prevalence in the country and phytosanitary measures.

The regular participation of Russian experts in the meetings of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization allows the timely submission of proposals during the development of new and revision of existing standards for phytosanitary measures, provides an opportunity for studying and sharing experiences with national plant protection organizations, obtaining up-to-date information on the detection and spread of quarantine and other highly dangerous organisms on the continent.


Mar 1, 2018

Categorys: Regional News , Phytosanitary , Events