Recommendations made by EPPO Council in 2009


EPPO Standards PM 1: General Phytosanitary Measures

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations, recommends Member Governments to take account, in their national phytosanitary regulations, of the addition of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. allii to the A1 list; and Metamasius hemipterus, Heracleum sosnowskyi and Heracleum persicum to the A2 list; and of the deletion of Lysichiton americanum from the A2 list.

The approved version accordingly becomes EPPO Standard PM1/2 (2009–09 version). It is published on the EPPO website (http://www.eppo.org).

EPPO Standards PM 3: Phytosanitary Procedures

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations, recommends Member Governments to take account in their national phytosanitary measures the following two new EPPO Standards on: Elements common to inspection of places of production, area-wide surveillance, inspection of consignments and lot identification PM 3/72 (2) and EPPO guidelines on the development of a Code of conduct on horticulture and invasive alien plants PM 3/74 (1).

These standards are published in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin39 (3).

EPPO Standards PM 4: Production of Healthy Plants for Planting

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations, recommends Member Governments to take account in their national production of healthy plants for planting the following EPPO Standards: Certification scheme for Rubus PM 4/10 (2), Certification scheme for Hop (Humulus lupulus) revision PM 4/16 (2) and Soil test for virus-vector nematodes PM 4/35 (1).

These standards are published in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin39 (3).

EPPO Standards PM 7: Diagnostic Protocols for Regulated Pests

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations, recommends Member Governments, when identifying the EPPO quarantine pests concerned, to use the following fifteen new EPPO Standards: Anisogramma anomala PM 7/90 (1), Gibberella circinata PM 7/91 (1), Gremmeniella abietina PM 7/92 (1), Guignardia citricarpa revision PM 7/17 (2), Melampsora medusae PM 7/93 (1), Monilinia fructicola revision PM 7/18 (2), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus revision PM 7/4 (2), Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida revision PM 7/40 (2), Hirschmaniella spp. PM 7/94 (1), Nacobbus aberans revision PM 7/5 (2), Xiphinema americanum sensus lato PM 7/95 (1), Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae revision PM 7/23(2), Xylophilus ampelinus PM 7/96 (1), Immunofluorescence test PM 7/97 (1) and Specific requirements for laboratories preparing for accreditation for plant pest diagnosis activities PM 7/98 (1).

These standards are published in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin39 (3) and 40 (1).

EPPO Standards PM 8: Commodity-specific Phytosanitary Measures

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations, recommends Member Governments to take account in their national phytosanitary measures which they use or require for plants and plant products moving in international trade, the following EPPO Standard: Commodity-specific measures for Coniferae PM 8/2 (1).

This standard is published in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin39 (3).

EPPO Standards PM 9: National Regulatory Control Systems

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations, recommends Member Governments, when applying official procedures for official control for the quarantine pests concerned, to use the following new EPPO Standards: procedures for official control of Eichhornia crassipes PM 9/8 (1) and Heracleum mantegazzianum, H. sosnowskyi and H. persicum PM 9/9 (1); and in preparing for an emergency response for a pest outbreak the following new EPPO standard: Generic elements for contingency plans PM 9/10 (1).

These standards are published in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin39 (3).

EPPO Standards PM 10: Phytosanitary Treatments

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations, recommends Member Governments, when applying treatments of commodities and treatments of crops for containment or eradication of regulated pests, to use the following EPPO Standards: Disinfestation of production site against Bemisia tabaci PM 10/13 (1); Disinfestation of production site against Liriomyza sativae PM 10/14 (1); Disinfestation of production site against Thrips palmi PM 10/15 (1); Hot water treatment of grapevine to control Viteus vitifoliae and other insect pests PM 10/16 (1).

These standards are published in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin39 (3).

EPPO Standards PP 1: Efficacy Evaluation of Plant Protection Products

EPPO Council, having examined in 2009–09 the proposals of the Working Party on Plant Protection Products, recommends Member Governments to use the eleven following revised EPPO Standards in connection with the evaluation of the efficacy of plant protection products for the purposes of registration: Weeds in grassland PP 1/61 (3); Weeds in strawberry PP 1/92 (3); Grassland renewal PP 1/94 (3); Weeds in forests PP 1/116 (3); Weeds on hard and semi-permeable surfaces PP 1/117 (3); Weeds in amenity grassland PP 1/136 (3); Weeds in tree and shrub nurseries PP 1/141 (3); Control of (promocane) suckers in Rubus PP 1/154 (3); Regulation of growth in strawberry PP 1/190 (3); Whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Bemisia tabaci) on protected crops PP 1/36 (3); Otiorhynchus spp. on ornamentals and strawberry PP 1/111 (3).

These standards are published in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin39 (3).

The EPPO Council took note in 2009–09 of the approval by the Working Party on Plant Protection Products, to recommend the use by Member Governments the following EPPO extrapolation tables in connection with the EPPO Standard PP 1/257 Efficacy and crop safety extrapolations for minor uses:

  • • Solanaceae

These tables are published on the EPPO website (http://www.eppo.org).

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