Outbreaks of Bemesia Tabaci affected poinsettia in Devon, West Yorkshire and Leicestershire on plants originating in the UK, Netherlands and Germany respectively. In Scotland Tobacco Whitefly, as it is also known, was found on poinsettia from Ethiopia whereas in Lancashire Primula from the UK were affected.
In West Sussex, which suffered three outbreaks, Bemesia Tabaci was found twice on Tarragon plants originating from Israel and once on poinsettia from the Netherlands.
Inspections by Fera led to Dutch poinsettia plants being destroyed at a site in Buckinghamshire and German poinsettia were treated in Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
There were two interceptions of Tobacco Whitefly on Hibiscus plants in the West Midlands and one in Birmingham. All the plants, originated in the Netherlands were destroyed.
Meanwhile in West Yorkshire Dutch Duranta were destroyed while Fera was able to treat Israeli Artemisia Dracunculus (Tarragon) in West Sussex.
In Cheshire Fera had to destroy a consignment of Dutch Hibiscus and a batch of Dutch Dipladenia was also destroyed in Buckinghamshire.
Finally, at Manchester, Celery plants from Thailand were disposed of after the pest was discovered at the airport.
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