EPPO - European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization
EPPO is an intergovernmental organization responsible for cooperation in plant health within the Euro-Mediterranean region. Founded in 1951 by 15 European countries, EPPO now has 52 members. Its objectives are to protect plants, by developing international strategies against the introduction and spread of pests which are a threat to agriculture, forestry and the environment, and by promoting safe and effective pest control methods. Following the terms of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), EPPO is a Regional Plant Protection Organization and thus participates in global discussions on plant health. EPPO is a standard-setting organization which has produced a large number of Standards in the areas of plant protection products and plant quarantine. These Standards constitute recommendations that are addressed to the National Plant Protection Organizations of EPPO member countries. Finally, EPPO promotes the exchange of information between its member countries by maintaining information services and databases on plant pests, and by organizing many conferences and workshops.read more
Web report of the 25th Meeting of Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry (Teleconference, 2020-03-23/24)
Web report of the 10th Meeting of the Panel on Diagnostics and Quality Assurance (Ljubljana, SI, 2020-02-18/20)
PEST ALERT: Addition of Orgyia leucostigma to the EPPO Alert List
Web report of the 26th Meeting of the Panel on Phytosanitary Measures for Potato (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES, 2020-02-11/13)
Web report of the 6th Meeting of the EPPO Panel on Diagnostics in Entomology (Paris, 2020-03-03/05)
Web report of the 74th Meeting of the Panel on Global Phytosanitary Affairs (Paris, 2020-01-29/30)
Web report of the 7th Meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Information (Utrecht, NL, 2020-02-04/05)
PEST ALERT: Addition of Arboridia kakogawana to the EPPO Alert List
EPPO Study on the risk of bark and ambrosia beetles associated with imported non-coniferous wood (no. 1081, 2020)
- New EPPO Technical Document: Review of EPPO’s approach to Pest Risk Analysis
The NEW EPPO Platform on PRAs has been launched!
Situation regarding the coronavirus
Based on the current situation, some EPPO meetings have been cancelled, postponed, or replaced by teleconferences. We continue to monitor the situation, will assess each meeting separately and will keep meeting participants posted in case it becomes necessary to cancel or postpone any meetings.