NAME OF THE ORGANISM: Bremia lactucae (BREMLA)
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE PEST
Name as submitted in the project specification (if different to the preferred name):
1- Identity of the pest/Level of taxonomic listing:
Is the organism clearly a single taxonomic entity and can it be adequately distinguished from other entities of the same rank?
Is the pest defined at the species level or lower?:
Can listing of the pest at a taxonomic level higher than species be supported by scientific reasons or can species be identified within the taxonomic rank which are the (main) pests of concern?
- Not relevant: Vegetable propagating and planting material (other than seeds) sector
Is it justified that the pest is listed at a taxonomic rank below species level?
- Not evaluated: Vegetable propagating and planting material (other than seeds) sector
2 – Status in the EU:
Is this pest already a quarantine pest for the whole EU?
Presence in the EU:
List of countries (EPPO Global Database):
Austria (1981); Belgium (1981); Bulgaria (1981); Cyprus (1981); Czech Republic (2013); Denmark (1981); Finland (2011); France (1981); Germany (1981); Greece (1981); Hungary (1981); Ireland (1981); Italy (1981); Malta (1995); Netherlands (1981); Poland (1981); Portugal (1981); Romania (1981); Spain (1981); Spain/Islas Canárias (1981); Sweden (1981); United Kingdom (1981); United Kingdom/England (1981); United Kingdom/Scotland (1981); United Kingdom/Channel Islands (1981)
Justification (if necessary):
Data of the presence of this pest on the EU territory are available in EPPO Global Database (https://gd.eppo.int/).
HOST PLANT N°1: Cynara cardunculus (CYUCA) for the Vegetable propagating and planting material (other than seeds) sector.
CONCLUSION ON THE STATUS:
Not evaluated: This pest/host combination was not identified by any EU MS in the RNQP Questionnaire as requiring a revision of current thresholds and or a revision of current management measures. This pest/host combination was not identified by the experts of the vegetable SEWG as being a candidate for the RNQP Status with specific tolerance levels and/or specific risk management measures. Experts recommended that this pest/host combination should be covered in the future by the 'substantially free from' requirement that will remain in the Vegetable propagating and planting (excluding seeds) EU Marketing Directives.