Summary of the Express Pest Risk Analysis for Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff)
Xylosandrus compactus causes serious economic losses in crops in its native and new distributional range. Considering that it is a tropical species, it is not expected that pest will be able to survive in Poland. Therefore, potential impact of pest in PRA area should be lower then in its native range. The spread and population size will be limited by climatic conditions. The most of host plants are not present in Poland. Probably, there is a risk that pest may attack new local plant species.
Chemical phytosanitary measures are commonly used and the efficiency of them is on high level (more then 90%). Infected plants need to be destroy but this method is more labour-intensive and less efficient.
It is necessary to set the conditions at which pest can not survive (especially the temperature range). This knowledge will be used to choose the best eradication method.
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