Interception: Grain chinch bug on pear

Read on for the latest pest and disease interception.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has intercepted a consignment of common pear trees from South Africa which was found to be affected by Grain chinch bug (Macchiademus diplopterus).

The plants, which were discovered on 11 April at the London Gateway port, were re-exported.

For more information on the grain chinch bug see this Fera factsheet.

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