Italian delegation informs Ministers on the serious damage caused by the Asian stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) to the fruit and vegetable sector.
Following a new methodology, the JRC assessed a list of quarantine pests for their potential economic, social and environmental impact on EU agriculture and forestry. The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa affecting olive trees, almond, grapevine among other important crops, as well as the Japanese beetle, Citrus Black Spot, Citrus greening and the Asian long-horned beetle are among the top ranking pests affecting plant health in Europe. This ranking has helped the Commission to list 20 quarantine pests as priority pests. The list is published today.
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A summary of the hearing is now available.