Experts in laboratory tests found in the party of tomatoes flower thrips. The cargo was returned to the contiguous territory, reported in the Rosselkhoznadzor.
VORONEZH, 8 Dec. The Rosselkhoznadzor returned Latvia 19 tons grown in Turkey tomatoes that were infected Western California thrips, informs on Tuesday management Department for Tver and Pskov regions.
The cargo was trying to smuggle to Russia from Latvia through automobile border-crossing point Ubylinka of the Pskov region.
“Specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor administration for Tver and Pskov oblasts banned importation… lot of fresh tomatoes grown in Turkey, weighing 19 tons”, — stated in the message.
Reason for return of goods — discovery of Western (Californian) flower thrips. This kind of insects included in the list of quarantine facilities approved by the order of the Ministry of agriculture.
“Quarantine the identified object in the selected sample during laboratory studies in the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate institution the “Tverskaya MVL”. Cargo returned on the adjacent territory”, — says the management of the Department.
Western flower thrips California affect 244 species of plants, is one of the most dangerous pests of ornamental flower crops, but it can attack vegetable crops grown in greenhouse conditions. In terms of large greenhouses thrips destroy virtually impossible.