Deciduous trees infested by Asian long-horned beetle to be felled in Itä-Hakkila, Vantaa
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has ascertained that Asian long-horned beetles (Anoplophora glabripennis) have infested trees growing in Itä-Hakkila, Vantaa, some years ago. Almost...
Dangerous plant disease findings always require international confirmation
Several tests as well as international confirmation is required when a dangerous plant disease is found in Finland for the first time. When the bacterial disease found in a sample from a pear...
Choosing the right colour for your crop plant may provide an alternative to chemical pesticides
Selecting the right coloured variety of crop plant may become an alternative to the chemical control of pests. Colour affects plants' ability to withstand the pests that prey on them and infect...
Russia approved Finnish imports of seed potatoes and young plants
Finland is the first EU member state to be granted an import permit for seed potatoes by Russia, covering the spring of 2015. Finland can also export nursery plants to Russia.
Fireblight spreads to a pear plantation in Åland
A plant disease called fireblight, which is one the most harmful diseases of apple and pear trees in Europe, has been found at a pear plantation in Åland for the first time. The distribution of the...