Feedback on a list of plant pests with candidates for risk assessments – Batch 7 (2023)
During the period October 2022 to January 2023 eighteen of the plant pests that were found in EFSAs media and literature horizon scanning (EFSA 2023) were evaluated with EFSAs PeMoScoring tool (EFSA 2022; EFSA 2023 unpublished). Based on the PeMoScoring the pests were either rated as above a threshold value (= positive) or below it (= negative), where further actions are proposed for the former group of pests. The evaluated pests were: • Citrus virus A • Dasheen mosaic virus • Pothos latent virus • Erasmoneura vulnerata • Basella rugose mosaic virus • Idriella lunata • Phaeobotryon negundinis • Plum viroid I • Syllepte derogata • Acanalonia conica • Aculops cannabicola • Ash shoestring-associated virus • Cactus virus X • Colletotrichum pandanicola • Phytophthora alticola • Tomato yellow mottle-associated virus • Clavibacter tessellarius (previously Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. tessellarius) • Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus SLU Risk Assessment of Plant Pests was requested by the Swedish Board of Agriculture to provide feedback in terms of (i) whether any of these pests are present in Sweden and (ii) whether there are some special reasons to exclude or prioritize any of the pests for further pest categorizations (i.e., in addition to those provided by an EFSA PeMoScoring evaluation of these species (EFSA 2022, unpublished)). This report is the 7th of similar reports provided on the topic.
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