Rosselkhoznadzor banned the import of 24 tons of infected pepper from Israel

Rosselkhoznadzor banned the import of 24 tons of infected pepper from Israel


During the inspection of the products of Russian state inspectors of quarantine phytosanitary control has identified the Western flower thrips of California.

KRASNODAR, 18 Dec. Svetlana Isupova. Rosselkhoznadzor banned the import to Russia of more than 24 tons of infected pest of pepper arrived from Israel to Novorossiysk, was reported in the press service of Krasnodar regional Department office.

“In the seaport of Novorossiysk prevented entry into the Russian Federation of 24.13 tons of infected pepper arrived from Israel sea transport”, — stated in the message.

During the inspection of the products of Russian state inspectors of quarantine phytosanitary control has identified the Western flower thrips of California.

According to the Agency, since the beginning of 2015 is already the 33rd case of the detection of a quarantine pest on peppers in the sea port of Novorossiysk. The total volume of infected products amounted to more than 400 tons.

Western flower thrips California affect 244 species of plants, is one of the most dangerous pests of ornamental flower crops, but can also affect vegetable crops grown in greenhouse conditions. In large greenhouses the thrips destroy virtually impossible.