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DO NOT BRING INTO SLOVENIA EXOTIC PLANTS, SEEDS, FRUITS OR FLOWERS!

 

In 2013, EPPO published a poster 'Don't Risk It' together with an accompanying leaflet to be usd by member countries in raising public awareness about the risks of moving plants and their associated pests during international travel and to encourage responsible behaviour.

 

Examples of recently introduced alien species, harmful to agricultural production in Slovenia and rest of the Europe:

- Monilinia fructicola(introduced by infected stonefruits)

- Dryocosmus kuriphilus (introduced by infested chestnut branches from Asia)

- Drosophila suzukii(introduced by infested fruits from Asia)

- Tuta absoulta(introduced by infested tomato fruits from South America)

- Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(introduced with palms taken from nature)

 

New EU Plant health Regulation will address also travellers and clients of postal services with certain obligations and also oblige National Plant Protection Organisations to make information on new risks with introduction availble at Member States: seaports, airports and international transport operators in the form of posters or brochures and on their internet sites.