AU Australien
  • 65 - Landwirtschaft

Nursery stock (tissue culture, cuttings, budwood, rooted plants, corms and bulbs) and seed for sowing

Pest risk analysis for bacterial pathogens in the genus Xylella - draft report. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 121

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry initiated a pest risk analysis to assess the biosecurity risks of all Xylella species, and to determine whether the emergency measures manage the biosecurity risks associated with the trade in commercially produced plants for planting and seeds for sowing.

The draft report contains details of:

·         Xylella as a plant pathogen, including an overview of biology, insect vectors, plants hosts, geographical distribution, transmission pathways, diagnosis and treatment;

·         Pest risk assessment of Xylella spp. associated with nursery stock and seed for sowing;

·         Pest risk management which proposes risk management measures, combined with operational systems, and/or a period of post-entry quarantine in Australia prior to release, to ensure biosecurity standards are met.

This pest risk analysis relates to following SPS notifications regarding emergency measures for nursery stock, tissue culture and seed for sowing pathways against Xylella fastidiosa and related Xylella species: G/SPS/N/AUS/376, G/SPS/N/AUS/376/Add.1, G/SPS/N/AUS/376/Add.2, G/SPS/N/AUS/376/Add.3, G/SPS/N/AUS/376/Add.4 and G/SPS/N/AUS/538.