St Hélier (JE), 2011-11-15/16
|The 36th Meeting of the Colorado Beetle Campaign Committee took place in St Hélier, Jersey at the kind invitation of the States of Jersey Environmental Management and Rural Economy. After the 2nd World War major efforts were undertaken to eradicate the Colorado beetle and, in close collaboration with Normandy, the campaign to prevent new introductions has been increasingly successful. Thanks to the campaign Jersey and Guernsey are “pest free zones” and are able to export top quality natural potatoes to United Kingdom for a high price and this is very important for the economy and employment on the Islands. This campaign fits with the objectives of EPPO as described in the Convention.||
Representatives from the Regional Service for Plant Protection of Basse-Normandie, Guernsey and Jersey presented their reports of the campaign. A report submitted from the UK was also been presented, and the results of the campaign in 2011 were discussed.
Conclusions regarding the Colorado beetle control campaign in 2011:
It was noted that strengthening the awareness of farmers and the general public by issuing leaflets, publishing articles and providing warnings leads to a better understanding about the campaign. Some concerns were raised about the decision of France to reduce the use of pesticides by 50% over 10 years and how it may affect the Colorado beetle campaign.
The next meeting will be held on 4-5 December, 2012 in Guernsey.
BROKENSHIRE Terry (Mr)
Commerce and Employment Department Raymond Falla House, P.O. Box 459, Longue Rue, GY1 6AF St- Martin's (Guernsey)- Tel +44-1481234567 - Fax +44-1481235015- firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARK Nigel (Mr)
Commerce and Employment Department Raymond Falla House, P.O. Box 459, Longue Rue, GY1 6AF St- Martin's (Guernsey)-Tel +44-1481234567 - Fax +email@example.com
DERRIEN Alan (Mr)
States of Jersey, Head of Agricultural Inspection, Environment Division., Howard Davis Farm, La Route de la Trinite, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5JP Trinity (Jersey)-Tel +44-1534 441600 - Fax +44-1534 441601-
GALLIENNE Geoff (Mr)
Commerce and Employment Department, Raymond Falla House, P.O. Box 459, Longue Rue, GY1 6AF St-Martins, Guernsey-Tel +44-1481234567 - Fax +44-1481235015 - firstname.lastname@example.org
GENARD Olivier (Mr)
SRPV DRAF Basse Normandie, 69, rue Marie Curie, 14200 Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France-
Tel +33-231249782 - Fax +33-231249702 - email@example.com
MEADOWS Scott (Mr)
States of Jersey Environmental Management and Rural Economy, Howard Davis Farm, La Route de la Trinité, JE3 5JP Trinity (Jersey)-Tel +44-1534866236 - Fax +firstname.lastname@example.org
ARNITIS Ringolds (Mr)
OEPP/EPPO, 21, boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris, France-Tel +33-145207794 - Fax +33-170766547 - email@example.com