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A little more harmful organisms were intercepted on plants and seedlings

The Dutch Food and consumer product safety Authority (NVWA) has checked in with the importation of plants and plantonderdelen (including seedlings), last year, something of more harmful organisms were intercepted.

In 2016, the consumer product safety inspections 337, harmful insects, fungus, and bacteria, as compared with 311 in the previous year.

So-called quarantaineorganismen for the plants to harmful organisms, which is not available in our country and in the European Union and to prevent. For the people, they are not in danger. The consumer product safety wants to use the import controls to prevent pests and settled here.

The slight increase on the previous year, primarily due to an increase in the number of hits of the tabakswittevlieg, especially bell peppers, and tomato plants can cause serious harm.

The larvae

When imported flowers are mineervliegen be found. The larvae of these tiny yellow and black flies attack the leaves of the plant, and can survive in green houses.

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