Pests & Disease alert - Whitefly, leaf miner intercepted at UK entry points

Poinsettia batches destroyed after discovery of whitefly

Two batches of poinsettia imported from the Netherlands have been destroyed after Food & Environment Research Agency (FERA) officials discovered that they were infected by tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci). The plants were intercepted in Boston and Lincolnshire.

Leaf miner found on imported South African chrysanthemums

Officials operating at Heathrow Airport have discovered leaf miner (Liriomyza sp.) on chrysanthemums imported from South Africa. The plants were destroyed.

Pests lead to destruction of basil plants from Vietnam

Multiple consignments of basil imported from Vietnam have been destroyed after they were found to be carrying leaf miner (Liriomyza sp.). FERA officers at Heathrow Airport destroyed all the batches.

Baby's breath and golden rod intercepted at Heathrow

Cut flower imports from Israel have also been intercepted and destroyed at Heathrow Airport after officials discovered leaf miner (Liriomyza sp.) on batches of baby's breath and golden rod.

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