Pests & Disease alert - Leaf miner found on chysanthemum

Tomatoes destroyed following discovery of pepino mosaic virus

Food & Environment Research Agency (FERA) officials have intercepted a batch of tomatoes from Spain that was found to be carrying the Pepino mosaic virus. All of the produce was destroyed.

Chrysanthemum imports found to be carrying leaf miner pest

A consignment of chrysanthemum on its way into the country from Ecuador has been destroyed by FERA officers operating at Heathrow Airport after leaf miner (Liriomyza sp.) pests were discovered on the plants.

Officials intercept imported Roses with common leaf worm

Common leaf worm (Spodoptera littoralis) has been identified in a box of roses imported from Zimbabwe at Manchester Airport. The plants were destroyed.

Tobacco whitefly and leaf miner identified on Sweet basil

Two batches of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) imported from Cambodia have been destroyed after FERA officials at Heathrow Airport found tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) on one consignment and leaf miner (Liriomyza sp.) on the other.


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