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Standards approved in 2016

Standards approved by EPPO Council in 2017-09


At its last session which took place in Paris (2017-09-26/27), the EPPO Council approved the following draft standards. All of them are now in press and will be published in due course in the Bulletin OEPP / EPPO Bulletin. They will also be accessible from this website (see section on 'Standards') and stored in the EPPO Global Database.


EPPO Standards PM1 - General Phytosanitary Measures

  • Revision of EPPO Standard PM 1/2 EPPO A1 and A2 Lists of pests recommended for regulation as quarantine pests:

Additions to the A1 List (pests absent from the EPPO region):
Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Ceratothripoides brunneus and Ceratothripoides claratris (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Prodiplosis longifila (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
‘Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium' (Bacteria)
Ralstonia syzygii* (Bacteria)

Additions to the A2 List (pests locally present in the EPPO region):
Platynota stultana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
Meloidogyne mali (Nematoda)
Citrus bark cracking viroid (Cocadviroid),
Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum* (Bacteria)
Thekopsora minima (Fungi)
Cardiospermum grandiflorum (Sapindaceae)
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides (Asteraceae)
Pistia stratiotes (Araceae)
Salvinia molesta (Salviniaceae)

Transfer from the A1 to the A2 List
Xylella fastidiosa (Bacteria)

* Modification of pest listing following changes in taxonomy for Ralstonia solanacearum.


EPPO Standards PM3 - Phytosanitary procedures

  • Fragaria plants for planting - Inspection of places of production (new)
  • Synchytrium endobioticum: descheduling of previously infested plots (revision PM 3/59)


EPPO Standards PM5 - Pest Risk Analysis

  • Preparation of pest lists in the framework of commodity PRAs (new)


EPPO Standards PM7 - Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests

  • Dacus ciliatus (new)
  • Zeugodacus cucurbitae (new)
  • Guideline on the main tasks of Reference Laboratories for official plant pest diagnostics (new)


EPPO Standards PM8 - Commodity-specific Phytosanitary Measures

  • Castanea (revision PM8/3)
  • Quercus (revision PM8/3)
  • Betula (new)
  • Populus (new)
  • Salix (new)
  • Potato (revision PM8/1)


EPPO Standards PM9 - National Regulatory Control Systems

  • Microstegium vimineum (new)
  • Synchytrium endobioticum (revision of PM 9/5)
  • Bactericera cockerelli and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (new)


EPPO Standards PP1 - Efficacy Evaluation of Plant Protection Products

Specific standards

  • Thrips on citrus and stone fruit (new)
  • Thrips on table grapes (new)
  • Aphids on citrus (new)
  • Aphids on fruiting vegetables of the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae families under protected and field conditions (new)
  • Ceratitis capitata – bait application (new)
  • Ceratitis capitata – foliar application (new)
  • Eutypa lata on grapevine (new)
  • Aphid vectors of Barley yellow dwarf virus (revision of PP 1/70)
  • Control of suckers in orchards (new)
  • Weeds in soybean (new)

General standards

  • Principles of efficacy evaluation for low-risk plant protection products (new)
  • Principles of acceptable efficacy (revision of PP 1/214)



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