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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Plant health & protection

Plant health, like human and animal health, can be affected by a variety of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasitic worms, fungi), as well as insect pests and invasive plant species, which can have a significant economic impact on crops and pose serious threats to species diversity. These diseases can threaten economic and food resources.

ANSES undertakes vigilance and alert missions and conducts collective expert appraisals to assess the risks to plant health (both cultivated plants and forest tree species) posed by pests.

Plant pests: three new European reference mandates for the ANSES Plant Health Laboratory

Three units of the Plant Health Laboratory (LSV) have been appointed European Union Reference Laboratories (EURL) for plant pests. The scope of the three mandates obtained concerns insects and mites, nematodes, and fungi and oomycota. With these three new European reference mandates, the ANSES LSV is consolidating its long-standing commitment to the control of pests regulated at European and global levels. These are actually the first plant pest mandates established ...

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Published on 27/08/2019

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