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EU Legislation on Forest Plant Health: an Overview with a Focus on Fusarium Circinatum

Version 1 : Received: 31 July 2018 / Approved: 31 July 2018 / Online: 31 July 2018 (22:45:32 CEST)

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Vettraino, A.M.; Potting, R.; Raposo, R. EU Legislation on Forest Plant Health: An Overview with a Focus on Fusarium circinatum. Forests 2018, 9, 568. Vettraino, A.M.; Potting, R.; Raposo, R. EU Legislation on Forest Plant Health: An Overview with a Focus on Fusarium circinatum. Forests 2018, 9, 568.

Journal reference: Forests 2018, 9, 568
DOI: 10.3390/f9090568

Abstract

The increase in arrivals of new forest pests highlights the need for effective phytosanitary legislation and measures. This paper introduces legislation targeted at prevention and management of potential introductions of forest pests and pathogens. A summary is given on plant health regulations on a global and regional level with detailed information on the situation in the European Union (EU). The current and new European legislation is discussed and a particular focus is given on eradication and contingency plans for Fusarium circinatum.

Subject Areas

EU legislation; plant health; invasive alien species; Fusarium circinatum; pitch canker; contingency plan; Pest risk analysis (PRA); international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs); EPPO Standards

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