EC reinforces potato inspection measures to notify cases of EpitrixStaff Writer | January 10, 2018
The European Commission (EC) has reinforced the inspection measures established to notify cases of potatoes infested with the Epitrix cucumeris, Epitrix potato, Epitrix subcrinita, and Epitrix tuberis pathogens.
Diseases Notification and demarcation measures
According to the text, experience has shown that superficial galleries and small holes that larvae dig under the epidermis of potato tubers are reliable signs of infestation by these organisms.
Therefore, the inspection, notification and demarcation measures shouldn't only be applied when there is a specific presence of the organisms, but also when these signs are simply observed, even if the pathogens are not perceived. ■