Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Portions of San Joaquin County, California Added to European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana) Quarantine Area
Date posted: 08/12/2010
Contact: Eileen Smith, APHIS National Emergency Response Coordinator at (301) 734-5235
Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding portions of San Joaquin County in California to the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) quarantine area.

On August 5, 2010, APHIS confirmed the detection of two EGVM in Lodi, a major wine-producing area of San Joaquin County, in California. In response to this detection, APHIS is working with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and San Joaquin County to place traps at protocol levels as part of an extensive delimitation survey conducted around all new EGVM detection sites.

EGVM is a significant pest of grapes and other specialty crops. In October 2009, APHIS confirmed the first detection of EGVM in the United States in major grape production areas of northern California. APHIS, in partnership with CDFA and all affected counties, are working closely with industry, the University of California, and other stakeholders to control this pest within California.

Under IPPC Standards, Lobesia botrana is considered to be a pest that is present: subject to official control in the United States.