Food & Environment Research Agency (FERA) officials have discovered an outbreak of stem nematodes (Ditylenchus dipsaci) in a consignment of daffodils (Narcissus) in Cornwall. The plants originated in the UK.
Phytophthora discovered on three consignments of Juniper
Two batches of juniper (Junipererus) in Cumbria and one in Durham, all originating in the UK, have been intercepted by FERA officers following the discovery of Phytophthora austrocedrae.
Basil from Malaysia destroyed after tobacco whitefly found
Tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) has been found on a consignment of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) and a batch of basil (Ocimum sp.) by FERA officers at Heathrow Airport. Both consignments, imported from Malaysia, were destroyed.
Leaf miner intercepted on basil import at Heathrow Airport
Another batch of basil (Ocimum sp.) from Malaysia has also been destroyed after officers at Heathrow identified leaf miner (Liriomyza sp.) in the consignment.