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Friday, 05 April 2013 10:29

In Novorossiysk detained Greek strawberries with dangerous bugs

In conducting quarantine phytosanitary control strawberries, arrived in the port of Novorossiysk Greece, Rosselkhoznadzor specialists discovered a quarantine facility - West (California) flower thrips, the press service of the department.

The presence of the pest in strawberries subsequently confirmed by examination. Import nearly four tons of contaminated products into the country is prohibited.

For violation of the current legislation in the field of plant quarantine Rosselkhoznadzor cargo will be brought to administrative responsibility.

According to the management Rosselzohnadzora, since the beginning of the year this is the first detection of thrips in strawberries.

Western flower thrips - now recognized as one of the most dangerous pests of vegetables, ornamental plants and flower-covered ground. This is a very small (2 mm) insect is secretive way of life, settling in the flower buds, buds, flowers, under a variety of scales on the plants.

Source: Rosselkhoznadzor