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Warning: The following Alerts have not been confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization(s). They are provided solely as an early warning to users, for emerging plant pests that are not present in the North American region. Users should use this information with caution.

82 records
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Generic News Alert Icon Bactra bactrana (Kennel)

Bactra bactrana reported feeding on peppers for the first time

Mar 14, 2017
Generic News Alert Icon Lasiothyris luminosa (Razowski & Becker)

First report of Lasiothyris luminosa as a pest on grapes.

Mar 14, 2017
Generic News Alert Icon Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus CGMMV

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV): New host records

Mar 14, 2017
Generic News Alert Icon Cydalima perspectalis Walker

Cydalima perspectalis, a pest of ornamental Buxus plants

Feb 14, 2017
Generic News Alert Icon Tuta absoluta Meyrick Tomato leaf miner

Tuta absoluta (Tomato leaf miner): New host records, controls, and distribution

Feb 01, 2017
Generic News Alert Icon Chalara fraxinea Kowalski Ash Dieback Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea): Continued spread in Europe Nov 19, 2012
Generic News Alert Icon Cryptosporiopsis citricarpa Zhu et al. Citrus target spot New citrus pathogen described in China Jun 29, 2012
Generic News Alert Icon 'Candidatus Phytoplasma pini' Schneider et al. Update on a new phytoplasma disease of coniferous trees in Europe Mar 14, 2012
Generic News Alert Icon Chalara fraxinea Kowalski Ash dieback Update on ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in Europe: New confirmed hosts and description of the perfect state Nov 09, 2010
Generic News Alert Icon Fijivirus Southern rice black streaked dwarf virus SRBSDV New rice virus spreading in China Jul 29, 2010
Generic News Alert Icon Bombacoccus aguacatae Kondo Bombacoccus aguacatae, a new scale species found on avocados in Colombia Apr 23, 2010
Generic News Alert Icon Nipaecoccus viridis Newstead Lebbeck mealybug First detection of the lebbeck mealybug, Nipaecoccus viridis, in the continental United States Feb 22, 2010
Generic News Alert Icon Penidiella strumelloidea (Milko & Dunaev) Crous & U. Braun First report of Penidiella strumelloidea (Dothideomycetes: Capnodiales) as a pathogen Jan 27, 2010
Generic News Alert Icon Dickeya solani Blackleg of potato New strain of blackleg of potato, Dickeya solani, causing significant losses in Europe Dec 11, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Tomato yellow leaf distortion virus (ToYLDV) and Tobacco yellow crinkle virus (TbYCV) Two new begomoviruses found infecting Solanaceous crops in Cuba Aug 27, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon 'Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense' R.E. Davis et al. First report of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense' infecting potato Aug 18, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Tuta absoluta Meyrick Tomato leafminer Update on spread of Tuta absoluta in Europe Aug 05, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Anastrepha grandis (Macquart) South American cucurbit fruit fly Outbreak of Anastrepha grandis (South American cucurbit fruit fly) in Panama Jul 14, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Caliothrips sp. unknown bean thrips New unidentified thrips damaging cotton in South Texas Jul 08, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Unknown Weevil Unidentified weevil found in Guatemalan pineapple shipment Jun 26, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Monilia polystroma van Leeuwen Asiatic brown rot Brown fruit rot (Monilia polystroma) occurring on apples in Hungary May 26, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Phytophthora infestans strains A2-Blue13 and A1- 6 potato late blight Spread of new strains of Phytophthora infestans in England Apr 16, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo & Unruh New scale species described in Colombia Apr 16, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) spindle tuber of potato New hosts for Potato spindle tuber viroid Apr 06, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Chalara fraxinea Kowalski Ash dieback Update on ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) - Spreading in Europe Mar 12, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver) red palm weevil Update on the spread of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus - Found in Curacao, Dutch Antilles Jan 29, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Tomato torrado virus ToTV First report of Tomato torrado virus in Panama Jan 27, 2009
Generic News Alert Icon Geosmithia spp. and Pityophthorus juglandis Thousand cankers disease Beetle-fungus infestation threatens black walnut (Juglans nigra) trees Aug 18, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Raffaelea lauricola sp. nov. T.C. Harr. Fraedrich & Aghayeva Laurel wilt Raffaelea lauricola sp. nov., new plant pathogen of Lauraceae vectored by ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus Jul 30, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al., 1987 First report of Xylella fastidiosa in avocado in Costa Rica Jun 19, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Candidatus Liberibacter sp. - undescribed species New bacterium detected in commercial greenhouses of tomato and pepper in New Zealand Jun 09, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Tomato apical stunt viroid Tomato apical stunt viroid, TASVd Tomato apical stunt viroid found on Solanum jasminoides and Cestrum sp. May 28, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Tomato zonate spot virus (TZSV) (proposed) Tomato zonate spot A significant new tospovirus of vegetable crops in Yunnan, China May 13, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Achatina fulica (Bowdich) Giant African Snail First report of Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica) in Antigua Apr 21, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) Povolny (1994) tomato leafminer First detection of tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta) in Spain Apr 17, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi Bleeding Canker of Horse Chestnut Update on Bleeding Canker of Horse Chestnut (UK & Europe) Apr 16, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici race Ug99 Wheat stem rust, stem rust of cereals, wheat rust, stem rust, black stem rust Ug99 race of wheat stem rust found in Iran Mar 07, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Phytophthora kernoviae Brasier et al. First report of Phytophthora kernoviae on wild Vaccinium Jan 23, 2008
Generic News Alert Icon Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al. bacterial wilt of potato, brown rot of potato, southern bacterial blight of tomato, granville wilt of tobacco, moko disease (banana) New Research on Cold Tolerance of Ralstonia solanacearum Strains Nov 14, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon 'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali' Apple proliferation New Host Records for 'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali', causal agent of Apple Proliferation Disease in Malus Nov 14, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Verticillium longisporum Karapapa, Bainsbridge and Heale Verticillium wilt First Reports of Verticillium longisporum on Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus) in the United Kingdom (England) Oct 29, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Phytophthora pinifolia nom. prov. Daño Foliar del Pino (DFP) A new species of Phytophthora associated with dying pine needles in Chile Oct 19, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta & White Update on the distribution of Bactrocera invadens – First find in Bhutan Sep 06, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Columnea latent viroid Columnea latent viroid (CLVd) First report of Columnea latent viroid on tomatoes in the United Kingdom Aug 17, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Unknown Cyst Nematode New cyst nematode discovered on corn in Tennessee, United States Aug 08, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngb.) M. Schmidt didymo or rock snot First northeastern infestation of "didymo" in the United States Jul 27, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta, and White Bactrocera invadens found for the first time in India Jul 17, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Darna pallivitta Moore nettle caterpillar Nettle Caterpillar (Darna pallivitta) detected in Oahu, Hawaii nursery Jun 20, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Poliaspis cycadis Comstock Poliaspis cycad scale (PCS) Poliaspis cycadis (Poliaspis cycad scale) detected for the first time in Florida Jun 11, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus SPCSV First report of Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus in North Carolina, United States Apr 11, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri’ Pear decline Taiwan phytoplasma (PDTW) A New Type of Pear Decline Phytoplasma found in Asian Pears in Taiwan Mar 06, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver) red palm weevil First records of Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver) in France, Greece, and Italy Feb 21, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Mayetiola destructor (Say) Hessian fly Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor, continues to challenge wheat breeding programs Jan 25, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Nectria coccinea var. faginata Lohman, Watson, and Ayers Beech bark disease Beech bark disease continues to spread in Michigan Jan 17, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici race Ug99 (North American race designation: TTKS) Wheat stem rust, stem rust of cereals, wheat rust, stem rust, black stem rust Ug99 race of wheat stem rust continues to spread Jan 17, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon 'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali' Apple proliferation phytoplasma 'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali' found in Prunus Species in Europe. Jan 16, 2007
Generic News Alert Icon Tetrastichus planipennisi Yang Newly described parasite of Emerald ash borer (EAB) in China Dec 22, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Solanum sarrachoides Sendtner hairy nightshade Hairy nightshade found to be alternate host for potato late blight Dec 14, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Icerya genistae Hempel Icerya genistae in Barbados and the United States Dec 07, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus CYSDV First report of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in Arizona and possibly California (pending DNA confirmation) Nov 20, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) Solanum fruit fly First detection of Bactrocera latifrons in Africa Oct 31, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Chalara fraxinea Kowalski Intensive dieback of European Ash in Poland Associated with a Newly Described Fungal Species, Chalara fraxinea Sep 15, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) pink hibiscus mealybug First report of pink hibiscus mealybug in George Town, Grand Cayman Jun 28, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Grapevine flavescence dorée phytoplasma First report of grapevine flavescence dorée phytoplasma in Switzerland Jun 19, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Globodera pallida (Stone 1973) Behrens 1975 potato cyst nematode Update on potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, situation in Idaho Jun 15, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Colombian datura virus CDV Colombian datura virus expanding host range to other Solanaceous crops in Europe Jun 06, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Beet black scorch virus BBSV First U.S. Detection of Beet black scorch virus Jun 06, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Planococcus minor (Maskell) passionvine mealybug, Pacific mealybug Correction Alert: Planococcus minor, the passionvine mealybug, NOT in continental United States May 16, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Globodera pallida (Stone 1973) Behrens 1975 potato cyst nematode Potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, found in Idaho Apr 19, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Phytophthora kernoviae Brasier et al. Phytophthora kernoviae found for the first time in New Zealand Mar 29, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Phytophthora alni Brasier et al. Update on Alder Phytophthora and Potential New Hosts Mar 22, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Phytophthora tropicalis First detection of Phytophthora tropicalis in the continental United States Mar 16, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Nysius huttoni White wheat bug New Zealand hitchhiker pest, Nysius huttoni, found in Europe Mar 15, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Rhytidodera bowringii White Pest of Mango, Rhytidodera bowringii, intercepted at Florida Port Mar 15, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Lymantria dispar L. Asian Gypsy Moth First find of the Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM), Lymantria dispar, in Texas Feb 22, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Fieberiella florii (Stal) Fieberiella florii, a North American Leafhopper Confirmed as a Vector for Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma Feb 16, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire Emerald Ash Borer Update on Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) in Indiana Feb 01, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Phytophthora hedraiandra de Cock & Man in’t Veld First detection of Phytophthora hedraiandra in the United States and North America. Jan 13, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri Citrus Canker USDA support of citrus canker eradication efforts terminated Jan 13, 2006
Generic News Alert Icon Zaprionus indianus Gupta Florida fruit fly sampling efforts uncover first North American detection of Zaprionus indianus. Dec 28, 2005
Generic News Alert Icon Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. porcelainberry porcelain berry, or amur peppervine Porcelainberry, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata, still spreading in the Eastern United States. Dec 22, 2005
Generic News Alert Icon Ceratocystis species Sap Stain or Blue Stain Fungi Sap stain fungi of conifers of potential quarantine concern to North America. Dec 21, 2005
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