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Warning: The following archived items were not confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization(s). They are provided solely for informational purposes, and should be used with caution.

Subject Source Posted
USDA Amends Regulations on Flag Smut of Wheat USDA Federal Register Dec-01,2005
Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) found in Massachusetts Pest Alert (MDAR and UMass Extension) Nov-29,2005
First record of the cyst forming nematode, Afenestrata orientalis, in the United States Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Division of Plant Industry Nov-09,2005
USDA Amends Quarantine Areas for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis USDA News Release, 4 November 2005 Nov-08,2005
Hydrilla verticillata displaying herbicide resistance Agricultural Research Magazine, Nov. 2005 – Vol. 53, No. 11 Nov-03,2005
Diaprepes Root Weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus, spreads to Southern California Environmental News Network (25 October 2005) Oct-27,2005
First U.S. record of Tetranychus piercei in Florida UF/IFAS Pest Alert Sep-22,2005
Glassy-winged sharpshooter detected in Arizona The Arizona Republic/ DHS Daily Report Sep-22,2005
Implementation of ISPM No. 15 on Wood Packaging Materials in NAPPO countries North American Plant Protection Organization (www.nappo.org) Sep-16,2005
Virulent race of wheat stem rust spreading in East Africa ProMED—www.promedmail.org Sep-13,2005
First detection of Citrus Greening, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, in the United States USDA APHIS Press Release Sep-06,2005
Absence of Potato spindle tuber viroid in Canada Plant Disease Notes Aug-08,2005
Xyleborus seriatus, an ambrosia beetle, found for the first time in North America Associated Press Aug-05,2005
Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, potential vector of human pathogens Applied and Environmental Microbiology Aug-05,2005
Blackberry Rust confirmed in 14 Oregon counties Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Aug-03,2005
Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, found in California San Francisco Chronicle, 13 July 2005 Jul-15,2005
First Record of Coconut Borer, Pachymerus nucleorum, in the United States Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS), Purdue University Jun-17,2005
New pine phytoplasma found in Europe International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Jun-17,2005
First potential North American detection of Phragmidium violaceum on blackberry in Oregon Oregon Department of Agriculture May-31,2005
First report of a spruce needleminer, Batrachedra pinicolella, in North America Maier, 2005 May-13,2005
New U.S. rice pest identified as Hydrellia wirthi Korytkowski LSU AgCenter Pub. 2914 (4/05) May-04,2005
Tilletia ehrhartae, another fungus that resembles the Karnal bunt fungus, Tilletia indica Plant Pathology, Vol. 54 Apr-28,2005
New invasive fruit fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) invadens, extends its distribution and host range across Africa African Entomology Apr-27,2005
First report of Bemisia tabaci Biotype Q in the United States Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) Apr-21,2005
First report of Plum pox potyvirus in Argentina International Phytosanitary Portal Apr-12,2005
New Pest on Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture Mar-14,2005
Soybean rust found on kudzu in Florida DTN Soybean Rust Center Mar-10,2005
Oriental Fruit Fly Eradicated from California USDA Press Release Mar-10,2005
New website for more information on Soybean Rust Feb-25,2005
Florida reports the first North American records of a potential peanut pest Dieuches armatipes Walker Florida Entomologist Feb-17,2005
Potential new fly species affecting U.S. rice LSU AgCenter Communications Feb-04,2005
Fusarium graminearum causing dry rot of potato Plant Disease Notes Jan-18,2005
Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in Oregon Oregon Department of Agriculture Jan-07,2005
Additional reports of Citrus Canker in Florida after 2004 Hurricane Season Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Resources--Press Release 12-14-2004 Dec-30,2004
Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) population rising in the Eastern United States Cape Codder - Orleans, MA Dec-22,2004
First report of Soybean Cyst Nematode on soybean in North Dakota Plant Disease Notes, CABI Crop Compendium 2004 Dec-22,2004
Update on Soybean Rust in the United States USDA-APHIS, Hot Issues, Soybean Rust Update Dec-17,2004
New species of Phytophthora in Cornwall England Forestry Commission (UK) Nov-19,2004
First report of Soybean Rust in Florida UF/IFAS Pest Alert Nov-19,2004
USDA Confirms Soybean Rust in United States USDA News Release No. 0498.04 Nov-10,2004
Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wied), detected in the suburbs of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico Dirección General de Sanidad Vegetal Oct-14,2004
First report of Hop stunt viroid in Canada Plant Disease Notes Oct-07,2004
Potential new strain of citrus huanglongbing in Brazil ProMed Mail, Archive # 20040723.2012 Aug-03,2004
First report of Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, Homoptera: Psyllidae), in the municipality of Arroyo Seco, Queretaro, Mexico. Dirección General de Sanidad Vegetal Jul-16,2004
Citrus Canker discovered in commercial orchard in Australia The Australian, ABC Rural Jul-09,2004
Potato spindle tuber viroid detected in Germany ProMED (30 Jun 2004) Jul-06,2004
Detection of the leafhopper, Diceratalebra sanguinolinea, marks first U.S. record and potential threat to endangered plant University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Jul-06,2004
Anoplophora glabripennis detected for the first time in Germany EPPO Reporting Service Jun-23,2004
Platypus mutatus found in Italy, marking the first detection of the beetle outside of South America Entomotropica and EPPO Jun-22,2004
New pathogenic species, Fusarium foetens, on begonia elatior hybrids Mycologia Jun-21,2004
First report of Meloidogyne ethiopica in Europe Plant Disease: Disease Notes Jun-10,2004
Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) discovered in Indiana Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Apr-29,2004
Melon thrips (Thrips palmi Karny) detected in municipality of Campeche, Campeche, Mexico. Direccion General de Sanidad Vegetal Apr-21,2004
Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) detected in five Georgia Nurseries The Weekly (Georgia) Apr-14,2004
Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) discovered in three Florida nurseries Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Apr-05,2004
Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica) intercepted at Port of Auckland, New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Mar-09,2004
Detection of Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green), in the municipality of Bahia de Banderas in the State of Nayarit, Mexico. Direccion General de Sanidad Vegetal Mar-08,2004
Anoplophora chinensis discovered in the Netherlands EPPO Reporting Service 2004, No. 1 Mar-04,2004
Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), discovered in Fairfax County, Virginia Fairfax County Virginia General News Feb-02,2004
Pigeonpea pod fly, Melanagromyza obtusa (Malloch) (Diptera: Agromyzidae), found in Florida University of Florida Pest Alert Jan-09,2004
Scented pine cones infested with Cerambycid larvae USDA - Safeguarding Interdiction and Trade Compliance (SITC) Dec-05,2003
First Report of Pseudocercosporella albida (Matta& Belliard) on red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in North America Disease Notes Nov-17,2003
Phytophthora ramorum found for the first time on oak in Europe Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Nov-07,2003
The brown marmorated stinkbug, Halyomorpha halys Stal (Heteroptera: Pentatomiidae) found in Hagerstown, Maryland The Herald-Mail (http://www.herald-mail.com) Nov-05,2003
Botryotinia sphaerosperma (Gregory) Buchwald found for the first time in North America Disease Notes Oct-16,2003
Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) found in France Forest Health News No. 131, July 2003 (http://www.forestresearch.co.nz/PDF/No131-2003Jul.pdf) Oct-03,2003
First report of Puccinia lagenophorae Cooke on cineraria in New York Disease Notes Sep-23,2003
Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, found in Woodbridge Ontario Canadian Food Inspection Agency- News Release Sep-15,2003
Phytophthora ramorum mating type A1 detected in North America Plant Disease Sep-12,2003
Maladera (=Autoserica) castanea (Arrow) reported for the first time in Canada Journal of Economic Entomology 96(4):1221-1229 Sep-11,2003
Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) found in Maryland nursery The Baltimore Sun Sep-05,2003
Causal agent and vector determined for Cucurbit yellow vine disease (CYVD) Promed Aug-08,2003
New pathway discovered for the transmission of Xylella fastidiosa USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Aug-01,2003
Raffaelea quercivora Kubono et. Shin-Ito determined to be causal agent for massive oak death in Japan European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) Aug-01,2003
Citrus tristeza closterovirus outbreak in Italy 2003 Plant Disease 87(3): 314 Jul-29,2003
New Phytophthora species on Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in Italy Plant Disease/August 2003 Jul-24,2003
Heteropsylla fusca Crawford (Homoptera: Psyllidae) reported for the first time in continental United States Tri-ology, Vol. 42, No. 1 Jul-22,2003
Pryeria sinica Moore (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) reported for the first time in the United States Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Jul-14,2003
Phytoplasmas related to but distinct from Coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma reported in Mexico European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Reporting Service 2003, No. 4 Jul-14,2003
Potential symptoms of Citrus Sudden Death found in new root stock in Brazil Reuters Jul-10,2003
Two exotic species of scarab beetles (Phyllophaga spp.) found in Florida Florida Pest Alert Jul-10,2003
New sub-tropical distribution and etiology of Lettuce big-vein disease Promed Jul-03,2003
First report of stem canker of pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus Haworth) caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea in Mexico British Society of Plant Pathology, New Disease Reports Jul-02,2003
Sudden Oak Death Phytophthora ramorum discovered in British Columbia nursery Canadian Food Inspection Agency News Release Jun-17,2003
New Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) strain reported in Colorado Crop Watch, University of Nebraska Jun-12,2003
Exotic Asian aphid Greenidea ficicola Takahashi (Homoptera: Aphididae) reported in Florida Florida Pest Alert Jun-03,2003
USDA environmental assessment for the pigeonpea pod fly, Melanagromyza obtusa (Malloch) (Diptera: Agromyzidae), now available USDA Press Release May-27,2003
The invasive horse chestnut leafminer, Cameraria ohridella Deschka and Dimic (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), continues spread through Europe The Netherlands Entomological Society May-20,2003
Phytophthora ramorum confirmed in Oregon nursery Oregon Department of Agriculture News Release May-16,2003
USDA targets emerald ash borer for eradication USDA Press Release May-16,2003
First report of Anastrepha compressa Stone in Mexico Florida Entomologist May-16,2003
New diaspid genus, Paraselenaspidus, intercepted at San Francisco port for first time PPQ May-06,2003
Michigan, Ohio will get federal funding to fight the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) Associated Press 05/05/03 May-06,2003
New Bursaphelenchus species associated with pine wilt in Vietnam EPPO Reporting Service 2003, No. 3 Apr-28,2003
New website for fungi from the insular Caribbean http://www.biodviersity.ac.psiweb.com/carimpas/index.htm. Apr-28,2003
First report of deadly wheat streak mosaic virus in Australia ProMED mail, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia Apr-24,2003
Tomato spotted wilt virus on American black nightshade (Solanum americanum) in Southeast Florida Florida Pest Alert Apr-22,2003
Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM), Lymantria dispar, caught for first time in New Zealand New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) Media Release Apr-17,2003
Urochloa decumbens (Staph) R. D. Webster (=Brachiaria decumbens), grass introduced in Brazil as promising pasture crop, now considered major weed Pitelli, R.A., R.A. Reis, and R.C.L.M. Pitelli. 2003. Brachiaria decumbens, a major exotic invasive plant in Brazil. WSSA Abstracts 43: 23. Apr-17,2003
South African Citrus Thrips (SACT), Scirtothrips aurantii Faure, reported in Brisbane, Australia Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry- Australia (AFFA) Plant Protection News 2 (1), March 2003 Mar-28,2003
New North American record for Sawadaea bicornis, a powdery mildew, on Norway maple (Acer platanoides) Plant Disease 87:451 Mar-26,2003
Brazil creates taskforce to manage citrus sudden death Fundecitrus Mar-13,2003
Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) confirmed in Lucas County, Ohio Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Communications News Release Mar-07,2003
Actionable insect (Draeculacephala tucumanensis Dietrich) intercepted on Colombian roses at Miami port of entry PPQ
Dietrich, C.H. 1994. Systematics of the leafhopper genus Draeculacephala Ball (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 120: 87-112.
Feb-19,2003
Rhizomania, a Major Economically Damaging Viral Disease of Sugar Beet, Spreads to Great Lakes Production Area in Michigan ProMed Feb-13,2003
United States takes the threat of soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) very seriously Florida Pest Alert, ProMed, USDA-APHIS-PPQ Feb-04,2003
Tests confirm Potato mop-top virus in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley ProMed Jan-10,2003
Grapevine rust, Phakopsora euvitis, reported in Australia (Northern Territory) ProMed Jan-07,2003
First report of Botryosphaeria rhodina on pistachios found in California Plant Disease Notes Nov 2002 (vol. 86 no.11, p.1273) Jan-07,2003
Yellow Dragon on citrus heading towards Australia ProMed Jan-07,2003
Bacterial ring rot of potato found in Prince Edward Island seed potatoes ProMed Jan-07,2003
Actionable pathogen interceptions on South African cut flowers at Chicago port of entry. PPQ Chicago Nov-21,2002
'Citrus Sudden Death' killing Brazilian Citrus trees Foreign Agriculture Service and http://www.dailyfutures.com/softs/ Nov-20,2002
Potato powdery scab Spongospora subterranea (Wallr.) Lagerheim f. sp. subterranea confirmed in Costa Rica ProMED Nov-19,2002
Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis reported in New Jersey USDA-SEPPC Nov-19,2002
Bamboo mealybugTrionymus lumpurensis Takahashi reported in Florida Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pest Alert Nov-19,2002
Monilia polystroma, a new species of brown rot on Japanese pome fruits Mycological Research 106:444-451 (2002) Nov-15,2002
A new snail detected on cut roses from Colombia APHIS PPQ-Miami Nov-15,2002
Potato mop top virus found in Prince Edward Island ProMed Oct-15,2002
Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (ToCV) on glasshouse tomatoes in Morocco European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) Pest Alert Oct-06,2002
Common Bean is new host for Pink Seed Disease, Erwinia rhapontici (Millard) Burkh., in Canada ProMed and Plant Disease Notes, August 2002 (vol. 86 p.921) Oct-06,2002
Two new detections of Potato Wart, Synchytrium endobioticum, on Prince Edward Island, Canada ProMed mail Oct-06,2002
First report of Downy Mildew Peronospora digitalidis on Foxglove Digitalis purpurea in the U.S. (California; undergoing eradication) Plant Disease Notes October 2002 (vol. 86 no.10, p1176) Oct-06,2002
Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, (Coleoptera: Bupresitdae) in Michigan, U.S. USDA-APHIS-PPQ Oct-02,2002
Shot-hole borer, Xyleborus similis Ferrari, (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Houston, Texas USDA Forest Service Oct-02,2002
A casebearer moth, Blastobasis graminea, recorded in Mexico and Central America Oct-02,2002
First report of of the whitefly Aleurotuberculatus aucubae (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in North America California Department of Food and Agriculture Oct-02,2002
Pathway identified for introduction of Pieris brassicae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from Europe USDA-APHIS-PPQ Massachussetts Oct-02,2002
Soybean rust in South America USDA-APHIS-PPQ-SEPPC Oct-02,2002
Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus (CSNV) on Tomato in Brazil EPPO Oct-02,2002
Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys in US (Pennsylvania) USDA-APHIS-PPQ Oct-02,2002
First reports of Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Barbados and Grenada EPPO Reporting Service 2002, No. 8 Oct-02,2002
Camphor Shoot Beetle, Xylosandrus mutilatus Blandford, detected in Mississippi and Florida USDA-APHIS-PPQ Oct-01,2002
Root-knot nematode new to the US Florida Department of Plant Industry Jun-20,2002
Pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM) in Florida (US) Jun-20,2002
Scutellerid species new to Florida and the United States Jun-07,2002
More virulent strain of soybean rust now found in South America Reuters Report 6/6/02 Jun-07,2002
Exotic species of bark beetle discovered in Mississippi (USA) APHIS PPQ Jun-07,2002
Mealybug threatens the humid warm climate regions of North America APHIS PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology Jun-04,2002
Fruit fly intercepted in the US spreading in the Middle Eastern region APHIS PPQ Jun-04,2002
First North American report of Puccinia rust on sunflower ProMed Jun-04,2002
Cricket rearing kits shipped from Japan APHIS PPQ May-24,2002
Detection of Globodera pallida in Finland European Standing Plant Health Committee (ESPHC) May-24,2002
Second Australian insect released to control Melaleuca in Florida (USA) University of Florida May-16,2002
Cotton seed bug moves closer to North America May-16,2002
Two thrips new to Florida and the United States FL Division of Plant Industry and USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory May-16,2002
Climbing fern contaminates pine straw mulch Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council (USA) May-16,2002
A new spider mite find in Florida (USA) USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory May-16,2002
Mollusk from New Zealand expands range in US US Geological Survey Apr-23,2002
Pink hibiscus mealybug expands range in South America Apr-12,2002
Chrysanthemum white rust eradicated from Canada APHIS PPQ Apr-11,2002
First occurrence of daylily rust in Australia EPPO Reporting Service, March 2002 Apr-11,2002
Phytophthora quercina causing oak decline in Asia Plant Disease Notes, April 2002 (vol. 86 no. 4) Apr-11,2002
False brome invading new areas in Oregon (USA) The Nature Conservancy Apr-11,2002
Phakopsora euvitis responsible for grapevine rust in Asia EPPO Apr-11,2002
Palm weevil's status in the US USDA, APHIS state cooperators Apr-11,2002
Unknown coin canker of ash trees identified in Michigan (USA) Plant Disease Notes, April 2002 (vol. 86 no. 4) Apr-11,2002
First record of Cherry Virus A in the United Kingdom ProMED Apr-01,2002
Lepidopteran pest of palms appears in the south of France EPPO Reporting Service 1/02 Apr-01,2002
Cerambycid larvae intercepted in "straw" covered stools from China USDA Forest Service Apr-01,2002
Updates from Invasive Species Forum EPPO Reporting Service (2002, No. 2) Apr-01,2002
First interception of the Asian pear scab pathogen in the US APHIS PPQ Apr-01,2002
Spread of the pine pitch canker fungus to Chile British Society of Plant Pathology New Disease Reports Volume 4 Apr-01,2002
European fruit tree tortrix detected in Washington State (USA) Washington Department of Agriculture Apr-01,2002
Arabis mosaic virus intercepted in Michigan (USA) APHIS PPQ CPHST Apr-01,2002
Potato yellow vein disease in South America attributed to crinivirus EPPO Reporting Service 1/02 Apr-01,2002
Unknown Holopothrips found in Florida FL DOACS/ USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory Apr-01,2002
Fruit fly eggs in cooked breadfruit APHIS PPQ Port Operations Apr-01,2002
Erwinia rhapontici causing pink seed of pea in Montana, U.S.A. Mar-05,2002
Interception of the green looper caterpillar in Israel EPPO Reporting Service 2001, No. 10 Mar-05,2002
Cucurbit yellow vine disease discovered in Massachusetts, U.S.A. Mar-05,2002
Asian longhorned beetle found in Central Park (NY, U.S.A.) NY Times, Mar-05,2002
USDA quarantines for sudden oak death in California and Oregon, U.S.A. USDA-APHIS Press Release; Federal Register 2/14/02 Mar-05,2002
Two European species of broomrape found in Israel Mar-01,2002
Researchers discover technique to partially sterilize ballast water Mar-01,2002
Potential introduction of fruit fly pest of guava from Mexico and Central America University of Florida Featured Creatures Mar-01,2002
New occurrence records for exotic woodboring Coleoptera and Hymenoptera in the United States Feb-01,2002
First report of the white mango scale in the United States FL DPI, UFL Featured Creatures Feb-01,2002
Pathway for a harmful species of Ceratitis from Africa University of Florida Featured Creatures Feb-01,2002
Combating two invasive weeds with biological control Agricultural Research Service Feb-01,2002
Asiatic citrus canker extends northward in Florida ProMED-mail Feb-01,2002
Two sugarcane pests expand range in the Americas Florida Entomologist 84(3), September 2001 Jan-24,2002
Another invasive species of Spartina found in Washington State (USA) Environmental News Network Jan-24,2002
Widely distributed pest of palms not yet found in U.S. University of Florida Jan-24,2002
First record of an old world whitefly in South America Jan-24,2002
Pantoea ananatis bacterium found to cause disease on Eucalyptus Jan-10,2002
Pathogen of oaks found associated with redwoods in California, U.S.A. Reuters, NY Times, San Francisco Chronicle Jan-10,2002
Kudzu discovered in Washington State, U.S.A. Washington Department of Agriculture Jan-10,2002
Detection of the armored scale Duplachionaspis divergens in Florida, U.S.A. USDA-ARS and FL DPI Jan-10,2002
New host range information for phytoplasmas of quarantine concern to Canada Dec-20,2001
Spanish clementine medfly infestation: Recent developments USDA, APHIS, PPQ Dec-20,2001
Soybean Rust in South Africa: Identity confirmation and cultivar pathogenicity ProMED Mail
Z. A. Pretorius, F. J. Kloppers, and R. D. Frederick. Plant Dis. 85:1288, 2001; published on-line as D-2001-1015-01N, 2001.
Dec-20,2001
Update on Australia salvinia weevil release in Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Dec-20,2001
Medfly larvae in Spanish tangerines Reuters; Riverside Press-Enterprise, CA Dec-05,2001
European frogbit expands range to include eastern Michigan (U.S.A.) United States Geological Survey Nonindigenous Species Reports Dec-05,2001
Cucumber vein yellowing virus (CVYV) reported from Spain European Plant Protection Organization Reporting Service Dec-05,2001
First occurrence of Coniothyrium canker of Eucalyptus in Mexico British Society for Plant Pathology (New Disease Reports) Dec-05,2001
Citrus canker confirmed in Bolivia European Plant Protection Organization Reporting Service Dec-05,2001
Occurrences of chrysanthemum white rust in British Columbia USDA, APHIS, PPQ Nov-15,2001
Citrus variegated chlorosis has potential to spread to North America USDA-APHIS New Pest Advisory Group Nov-15,2001
Powdery mildew of pepper discovered in New York ProMED, American Phytopathological Society Nov-15,2001
Two Florida counties report cases of sorghum ergot Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nov-15,2001
Pierce's disease spreads in California L.A. Times; Riverside Press-Enterprise, CA Nov-15,2001
South African devil's claw intercepted at Perth Airport Western Australia Department of Agriculture Nov-15,2001
Asian longhorned beetle quarantine areas amended in New York and Chicago, U.S.A. USDA Nov-13,2001
Exotic fungi species found on cuttings of Viburnum opulus USDA, APHIS, PPQ Boston Nov-13,2001
Black widow spiders halt New Zealand imports of U.S. grapes Reuters Nov-13,2001
First record of Thrips leeuweni (or similar species) for the U.S. USDA Nov-13,2001
Australian salvinia weevil released in Texas Texas Parks & Widlife Department Nov-07,2001
First report of pepino mosaic virus in Canada and the US Pro-Med Mail Nov-07,2001
Poplar shoot borer (of Europe) reported in Washington State, USA. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Miller, W.E. and E.H. LaGasa 2001. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 103 :1020-1022
see also Emmet & Heath 1992, Zhang 1994, Karsholt & Razowski 1996.
Nov-01,2001
Khapra beetle no longer occurs in Austria EPPO Reporting Service Nov-01,2001
Potato tuber moth introduced into Canary Islands, Spain EPPO Reporting Service Oct-29,2001
Red imported fire ant range expanding in California California Department of Food and Agriculture Oct-26,2001
Japanese dodder found in Houston, Texas USDA, APHIS Oct-26,2001
Citrus canker on northward expansion in Florida ProMed Mail, Associated Press Oct-17,2001
Asian stink bug infestation in Pennsylvania Associated Press Oct-17,2001
Pestalotiopsis neglecta causes chlorotic spot of maize British Society of Plant Pathology Sep-14,2001
Guatemala tubermoth (Tecia solanivora) outbreak in Colombia SANINET Sep-10,2001
Medfly, Ceratitis capitata, in California USDA, APHIS, PPQ Sep-07,2001
Oriental fruit fly quarantine USDA, APHIS, PPQ Sep-07,2001
Oriental fruit flies detected in San Diego Associated Press Sep-04,2001
First report of the whitefly Bemisia afer as a pest in the Americas Florida Entomologist (84): 316-317 Aug-30,2001
West Indian Fruit Fly does not seem to be present in Florida Florida Entomologist (84): 320-321 Aug-30,2001
Citrus Longhorned Beetle discovered in Washington State APHIS, Associated Press Aug-21,2001
First confirmed report of citrus canker in Bolivia PRO-MED Mail Aug-20,2001
Sudden Oak Death in Oregon Associate Press Aug-13,2001
Spain detects citrus black spot in shipments from South America SANINET Aug-13,2001
Southern pine beetles devastating forests in Belize Janus Foundation Aug-10,2001
Asian Longhorned Beetles discovered in Austria Forstliche Bundesversuchsanstalt (Austria) Aug-10,2001
Onion aphid, Neotoxoptera formosana, does not occur in Canada Canadian Food Inspection Agency Aug-09,2001
Oriental Fruit Fly Detection Triggers Quarantine in California 118 Riverside Press-Entreprise Aug-06,2001
Second Guava fruit fly, Bactrocera correcta, detected in Florida this year University of Florida Aug-01,2001
Causal agent of sudden oak death now has a complete scientific name USDA Forest Service Aug-01,2001
Pepper Mild Mottle Virus detected in Florida Plant Disease Jul-25,2001
Oriental Fruit Fly Control Program Initiated in Florida Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) Jul-17,2001
Cactoblastis cactorum poses threat to Mexican agriculture and environment CONABIO Jul-13,2001
Channeled apple snail found in Texas rice fields Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Jul-13,2001
Furovirus-infection of rye discovered for the first time in North America American Phytopathological Society, PLANT DISEASE Jul-10,2001
West Indian fruit fly eradicated in Texas APHIS Jul-05,2001
Mormon cricket infestation in Utah AP Jun-28,2001
Karnal bunt found outside regulated area in Texas APHIS Jun-25,2001
Potato Yellow Vein Virus in South America CFIA PHEWS; Salazar L.F., G. Muller, M. Querci, J.L. Zapata and R.A. Owens (2000) Ann. Appl. Biol.137: 7-19. Jun-19,2001
Oriental Fruit Fly in Florida UFL Pest Alert/ FL DOACS Jun-15,2001
High Plains virus found in Washington State ProMED mail Jun-08,2001
Karnal bunt found in Texas outside regulated area APHIS Jun-07,2001
Blue weevil in northeastern United States http://pswmrl.arsup.psu.edu/byers/ischnop.htm Jun-05,2001
First report of Pepino mosaic virus in tomato in Italy ProMED mail Jun-05,2001
New record of Phytophthora root rot disease of Alder from Italy A. Santini, G.P. Barzanti, and P. Capretti. 2001. A New Phytophthora Root Disease of Alder in Italy. Plant Disease Vol. 85:560. Jun-01,2001
New hosts for sudden oak death pathogen University of California Cooperative Extension in Marin County May-25,2001
Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus - Israel in the Bahamas Sinisterra, X., et al. 2000. Identification of tomato yellow leaf curl virus - Is in the Bahamas. Plant Disease, 84(5), p 592. May-17,2001
Sapote fruit fly in Texas University of Florida May-17,2001
South American cucurbit fruit fly University of Florida May-17,2001
First report of tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Puerto Rico Wintermantel, W. M. et al. 2001. First report of tomato chlorosis virus in Puerto Rico. Plant Disease, 85(2), p 228. May-17,2001
Nasutitermes costalis infestation discovered in Broward County, FL University of Florida May-17,2001
New hosts for citrus greening bacterium Hung, T. H. 2000. Identification of alternative hosts of the fastidious bacterium causing citrus greening disease. Journal of Phytopathology, 148(6), 321-326. May-17,2001
Red gum lerp psyllid found on eucalyptus in Florida Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services May-17,2001
Guava fruit fly found in Florida University of Florida Pest Alert May-09,2001
Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Medfly) detected in Texas Texas SPRO May-03,2001
Pests found on imported bonsai in the Netherlands EPPO Reporting Service May-02,2001
Black sigatoka outbreak in Australia ProMED mail May-01,2001
Eutetranychus sp. on Florida palms and crotons Florida DPI May-01,2001
Heterodera glycines on soybeans in Italy EPPO Reporting Service May-01,2001
Phytoplasma bacteria infecting food crops in Australia and New Zealand ProMED mail Apr-03,2001
First report of tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Puerto Rico ProMED mail Apr-02,2001
Brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum) discovered on Pelargonium sp. in The Netherlands Dutch Plant Protection (PD) Apr-02,2001
First reports of soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) in Nigeria and South Africa ProMED mail Mar-26,2001
Eradication of Mediterranean Fruit Fly from Metropolitan Region of Chile USDA-APHIS Mar-26,2001
Bactrocera zonata trapped in Israel EPPO Reporting Service Mar-21,2001
Tomicus piniperda misidentified as Tomicus minor Canadian Food Inspection Agency Mar-19,2001
Pathogen responsible for sudden oak death found in huckleberry bushes in CA San Francisco Chronicle Mar-19,2001
A new rust infecting Bellis perennis (English Daisy) California Department of Food and Agriculture Mar-19,2001
First report of Columbia Root-Knot Nematode in Texas Szalanski, A. L., et al. 2001. First report of Columbia Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodi) in potato in Texas. Plant Diseases. 85:000 (in press). Feb-27,2001
Old World psyllid on western North American hawthorns CFIA Plant Health Risk Assessment Unit Feb-26,2001
Canola wilt ProMED mail Feb-16,2001
Wheat leaf rust ProMED mail Feb-02,2001
West Indian fruit fly APHIS news release Feb-02,2001
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug FAO Jan-30,2001
sudden oak death AP Jan-18,2001
peach fruit fly (Bactrocera zonata) FAO Jan-17,2001
Karnal Bunt Reuters Jan-02,2001
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug AP Dec-21,2000
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