Host plant passport for Xylella fastidiosa
On 19th December 2015 the EC amended the implementing decision 2015/789 of 18th May 2015 on Xylella fastidiosa.
One of the most relevant issue is a new plant pass porting obligation for all nurseries of host plants of X. fastidiosa, that have never been grown in the demarcated areas.
The European Commission list of 21st December 2015 contains the genera/species that are currently considered "host plants’. In accordance with the European legislation the listed host plants shall only be moved across the Union and Italy if they are accompanied by a plant passport .
The list is available below and will be changed and updated over time as new hosts are confirmed and added to the Commission’s database.
- nurseries not enrolled in the Official Register of Producers (Italian RUP) have to be authorized by the Regional Plant Protection Organization to plant passport all or some of the above mentioned species;
- nurseries whose authorization does not require a plant passport but producing or marketing plants mentioned in the above list (ex. Olive tree, laurel, oleander) have to promptly apply for plant pass porting.
Without prejudice to part A of Annex V to Directive 2000/29/EC, no plant passport shall be required for the movement of host plants to any person, acting for purposes which are outside his trade, business or profession and acquiring those plants for its own use.
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