Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Mexican Flag Detection of Grapholita prunivora in Mexico.
Date posted: 10/18/2017
Contact: Dr. Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga, Director General de Sanidad Vegetal. trujillo@senasica.gob.mx

As part of the actions applied by the National System for Phytosanitary Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, Grapholita prunivora was detected in the municipality of Tijuana, state of Baja California; in the municipalities of Acaxochitlán, Zimapan, Omitlán de Juárez, Huasca de Ocampo in the state of Hidalgo; in the municipalities of Chignahuapan, Tlatlauquitepec, Coronango, Zacatlán, Cohuecán, Mazapiltepec de Juárez, Huejotzingo, Aculco, Huauchinango, Tetela de Ocampo, Xiutetelco, Atempan in the state of Puebla.

The National Service for Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality, through the Plant Health Directorate, has initiated phytosanitary actions, such as a monitoring program and pest control in the detection area.

Based on this and according to International Plant Protection Convention standards, Grapholita prunivora is considered a quarantine pest present in Mexico, only in some municipalities of Baja California, Hidalgo and Puebla.