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Plant diseases and pests

1. Time of cognizance of the outbreak
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2. Location and approximate area affected

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3. Type of disease/intoxication
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4. Suspected source of disease/intoxication
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5. Possible causative agent(s)
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6. Main characteristics of systems
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7. Detailed symptoms, when applicable

8. Deviation(s) from the normal pattern as regards

9. Approximate number of primary cases
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10. Approximate number of total cases
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11. Number of deaths
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12. Development of the outbreak
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13. Measures taken
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Notes

The Swiss Federal Plant Protection Service (FPPS) is responsible for any kind of phytosanitary measures in order to prevent the introduction and spread of particularly harmful pests and diseases that affect plants and plant products. The FPPS is run jointly by the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The FOAG is responsible for the sector of agricultural and horticultural crops, whereas the FOEN is responsible for forest plants, wood and wood products, including invasive plants. According to the Federal Law on Agriculture (RS 910.1 Loi fédérale du 29 avril 1998 sur l’agriculture) and the corresponding ordinance (RS 916.20 Ordonnance du 27 octobre 2010 sur la protection des végétaux), notifiable plant diseases and pests are reported to either the FOAG or the FOEN that transmit reports to the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO). Reporting of invasive plants to the FOEN, which then communicates with the EPPO, is primarily regulated in the Ordinance on the Release of Organisms into the Environment (RS 814.911 Ordonnance du 10 septembre 2008 sur l’utilisation d’organismes dans l’environnement).

Information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and similar occurrences that seem to deviate from the normal pattern in terms of plant diseases and pests that occurred during the reporting period is provided in the form of short descriptions of notifications made by the National Plant Protection Organisation of Switzerland to the EU Commission by means of the EUROPHYT-Outbreak system as follows:

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Date of approval
Title


Short description
Pest
Infested plant / material
EPPO Reporting

26.01.2018
Closing: Update no 2. Finding (confirmed) of Xylella
fastidiosa in Switzerland
Eradication of the regulated pest in Switzerland
Xylella fastidiosa
Coffea
https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-6277

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Date of approval
Title

Short description
Pest
Infested plant / material

14.02.2018
First Outbreak (confirmed) of Aproceros leucopoda in
Switzerland (Bassersdorf)
Non-regulated pest of elm trees
Aproceros leucopoda
Ulmus glabra

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Date of approval
Title

Short description
Pest
Infested plant / material
EPPO Reporting

23.02.2018
Closing: Update no 1. Outbreak (confirmed) of Anoplophora
glabripennis in Switzerland
Eradication of the regulated pest at one site (Brünisried)
Anoplophora glabripennis
Acer pseudoplatanus
https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-6273

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Date of approval
Title

Short description

Pest
Infested plant / material
EPPO Reporting

23.02.2018
First Finding (confirmed) of Brenneria goodwinii in
Switzerland (Muttenz)
Non-regulated pests of oak trees (Brenneria goodwinii,
Gibbsiella quercinecans, and Rahnella victoriana)
Brenneria goodwinii
Quercus
https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-6298

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Date of approval
Title

Short description
Pest
Infested plant / material

28.03.2018
First Outbreak (confirmed) of Pseudococcus comstocki in
Switzerland (Canton of Valais)
Non-regulated pest of fruit trees
Pseudococcus comstocki
Prunus armeniaca, Pyrus, Malus

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Date of approval
Title

Short description
Pest
Infested plant / material
EPPO Reporting

12.07.2018
Closing: Update no 1. Finding (confirmed) of Pomacea sp. in
Switzerland (Ettiswil)
Eradication of the regulated pest in Switzerland
Pomacea sp.
Artificial pond
https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-6294

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Date of approval
Title


Short description
Pest
Infested plant / material
EPPO Reporting

09.10.2018
Closing: Update no 2. Outbreak (confirmed) of Ralstonia
solanacearum race 1 in Switzerland (Cantons of Bern,
Solothurn and Zurich)
Eradication of the regulated pest in Switzerland
Ralstonia solanacearum race 1
Rosa, Strelitzia, Olea europaea
https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-6395

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Date of approval
Title

Short description
Pest
Infested plant / material

09.10.2018
First Outbreak (confirmed) of Rhexocercosporidium carotae
in Switzerland
Non-regulated pest of carrots
Rhexocercosporidium carotae
Daucus carota

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Date of approval
Title

Short description

Pest
Infested plant / material

14.11.2018
Update no 1. Finding (confirmed) of Grapevine flavescence
dorée in Switzerland (Canton of Fribourg)
First outbreak of the regulated pest in a nursery in Northern
Switzerland
Grapevine flavescence dorée
Vitis vinifera

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Date of approval
Title

Short description

Pest
Infested plant / material

19.12.2018
Presence (confirmed) of Globodera pallida in Switzerland
(Canton of Bern)
The regulated pest was found during official survey in a field
that was planned to be used for seed potato production
Globodera pallida
Soil

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Date of approval
Title

Short description

Pest
Infested plant / material

19.12.2018
Presence (confirmed) of Globodera rostochiensis in
Switzerland (Canton of Bern)
The regulated pest was found during official survey in a field
that was planned to be used for seed potato production
Globodera rostochiensis
Soil

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