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Forests 2018, 9(9), 568; https://doi.org/10.3390/f9090568

EU Legislation on Forest Plant Health: An Overview with a Focus on Fusarium circinatum

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Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest Systems (DIBAF), University of Tuscia, via S. Camillo de Lellis, snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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Office for Risk Assessment and Research, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, P.O. Box 43006 Utrecht, The Netherlands
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National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology and agrifood—Forest Research Centre (INIA-CIFOR), Ctra. Coruna km. 7.5, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 31 July 2018 / Revised: 7 September 2018 / Accepted: 12 September 2018 / Published: 14 September 2018
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The increase in arrivals of new forest pests highlights the need for effective phytosanitary legislation and measures. This paper introduces legislation targeted at prevention and management of potential introductions of forest pests and pathogens. An overview is given on plant health regulations on global and regional level with detailed information on the situation in the European Union (EU). The current and new European legislation is discussed, and a particular focus is given on eradication and contingency plans for Fusarium circinatum. We identified key aspects relevant for the improvement of the efficacy of measures aimed to prevent alien pests. View Full-Text
Keywords: EU legislation; plant health; invasive alien species; Fusarium circinatum; pitch canker; contingency plan; pest risk analysis (PRA); international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs); EPPO standards EU legislation; plant health; invasive alien species; Fusarium circinatum; pitch canker; contingency plan; pest risk analysis (PRA); international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs); EPPO standards
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Vettraino, A.M.; Potting, R.; Raposo, R. EU Legislation on Forest Plant Health: An Overview with a Focus on Fusarium circinatum. Forests 2018, 9, 568.

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