Xylella fastidiosa

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MPI’s introducing emergency measures to manage the emerging risk associated with Xylella fastidiosa.

This high risk / high impact pest is spreading overseas and is being identified in an expanding range of countries, host plant species (70 families) and vectors.  Hence MPI’s concern which has led to measures that have impacted plant imports, and in particular ornamentals, which have not, in the past, had to be tested (some fruit tree and vine import health standards have included testing requirements for some time).

NZPPI and potentially impacted ornamental importers will meet with MPI on 29 November to discuss MPI's concerns and manage options for importers.

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