Volume 6, Issue 5 701
Opinion
Open Access

Pest risk assessment made by France on Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) considered by France as harmful in French overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion - Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Plant Health

First published: 21 May 2008
Panel members: Richard Baker, David Caffier, James William Choiseul, Patrick De Clercq, Erzsébet Dormannsné Simon, Bärbel Gerowitt, Olia Evtimova Karadjova, Gábor Lövei, David Makowski, Charles Manceau, Luisa Manici, Alfons Oude Lansink, Dionyssios Perdikis, Angelo Porta Puglia, Jan Schans, Gritta Schrader, Robert Steffek, Anita Stromberg, Kari Tiilikkala, Johan Coert van Lenteren, Irene Vloutoglou.
Acknowledgement: The European Food Safety Authority wishes to thank the members of the Working Group for the preparation of this opinion: Richard Baker, Patrick De Clercq, Olia Evtimova Karadjova, Gábor Lövei, Dionyssios Perdikis, Gritta Schrader, Kari Tiilikkala, and Johan Coert van Lenteren. The following persons are thanked for providing information about Metcalfa pruinosa and its control: Prof. Dr. F. Bin, Dr. E. Conti, Prof. Dr. S. Maini and Dr. G. Burgio (Italy), Dr. J. A. Jacas Miret (Spain), Dr. O. Fernandeze-Larrea and Dr. L. Vazquez (Cuba). Dr. M. Navajas (France) and Ir. E. Neering (The Netherlands) gave information about effects of M. pruinosa honeydew on beekeeping in Europe and about the role of beekeeping in the Caribbean area, respectively.
Adoption date: 24 April 2008
Published date: 21 May 2008
Question number: EFSA-Q-2006-083
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