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Plant Health

The Panel on Plant Health (PLH) provides independent scientific advice on the risk posed by plant pests which can cause harm to plants, plant products or biodiversity in the EU. The Panel reviews and assesses those risks with regard to the safety and security of the food chain.

PLH Panel Members are scientists from across Europe with expertise in:

  • Pest risk assessment – with particular regard to quantitative methods
  • Quantitative pathway analysis
  • Spatial-temporal modelling of pest dynamics, including aerobiology
  • Experimental design and statistical data processing
  • Systematic literature review
  • Plant pathology – diseases caused by phytopathogenic micro-organisms, e.g. fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses, viroids)
  • Plant disease epidemiology and management
  • Invertebrate pests – phytophagous insects, mites and nematodes)
  • Integrated pest management and biological control
  • Weed science – including parasitic plants
  • Landscape ecology – in relation to plant health.

Panel Members

PLH Panel Members, 2018-2021

Chair: Bragard, Claude
Vice-chair: Di Serio, Francesco; Yuen, Jonathan
Members: Dehnen-Schmutz, Katharina; Gonthier, Paolo; Jacques, Marie-Agnès; Jaques Miret, Josep Anton; Justesen, Annemarie Fejer; MacLeod, Alan; Magnusson, Christer Sven; Milonas, Panagiotis; Navas-Cortes, Juan A.; Parnell, Stephen; Potting, Roel; Reignault, Philippe Lucien; Thulke, Hans-Hermann; Van der Werf, Wopke; Vicent Civera, Antonio; Zappala', Lucia

Declarations of Interests: download (last updated: 28/09/2022)

Previous Panel Members

2015-2018

Chair: Michael John Jeger
Vice-chair: Thierry Candresse; Maria Navajas
Members: Claude Bragard; David Caffier; Elisavet Chatzivassiliou; Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz; Gianni Gilioli; Jean Claude Gregoire; Josep Anton Jaques Miret; Alan Macleod; Bjoern Niere; Stephen Parnell; Roel Potting; Trond Rafoss; Vittorio Rossi; Gregor Urek; Ariena Van Bruggen; Wopke Van Der Werf; Jon West; Stephan Winter

2012-2015

Chair: Michael John Jeger
Vice-chair: Gritta Schrader; Johan Coert van Lenteren
Members: Richard H.A. Baker; Claude Bragard; Thierry Candresse; Gianni Gilioli; Jean-Claude Grégoire; Imre Holb; Olia Karadjova; Christer Sven Magnusson; David Makowski; Charles Manceau; Maria Navajas; Trond Rafoss; Vittorio Rossi; Jan Schans; Gregor Urek; Wopke Van der Werf; Irene Vloutoglou; Stephan Winter

2009-2012

Chair: Jan Schans
Vice-chair: Richard Baker; Gabor Lovei
Members: David Caffier; James William Choiseul; Patrick de Clercq; Erzsebet Dormannsne Simon; Baerbel Gerowitt; Olia Evtimova Karadjova; David Makowski; Charles Manceau; Maria Luisa Manici; Alfons Oude Lansink; Dionyssios Perdikis; Angelo Porta Puglia; Gritta Schrader; Robert Steffek; Anita Stromberg; Kari Tiilikkala; Johan Coert Van Lenteren; Irene Vloutoglou

The Declarations of Interests and CVs of previous Panel members are available upon interestmanagement [at] efsa.europa.eu (request).

Networks

Risk assessment in plant health

Established to build mutual understanding of risk assessment principles in the plant health sector and to provide increased transparency in the current risk assessment among Member States and EFSA.

Working groups

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Arthropod pest categorisations

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High Risk Plants - Section I

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High Risk Plants - Section II

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High Risk Plants - Section III

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Horizon scanning Plant Health (M-2017-0012)

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Pest survey cards review

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Pest survey methods (M-2020-0114)

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Plant pathogens pest categorisation

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Priority pests

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QPRA - Section I

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QPRA - Section II

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QPRA - Section III

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Closed working groups

Agricultural Fungal Pathogens categorisation (M-2017-0055)

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Agrilus clarification

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Atropellis spp. risk assessment

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Bemisia

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Ceratocystis platani and Cryphonectria parasitica risk assessment

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Citrus black spot

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Citrus canker pest risk assessment

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Citrus junos

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Daktulosphaira vitifoliae pest risk assessment

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Diaporthe vaccinii risk assessment

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Didymella ligulicola pest risk assessment

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Dir 2000 29 bacteria

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Dir 2000 29 fungi

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Dir 2000 29 insects

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Dir 2000 29 methods

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Dir 2000 29 mites

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Dir 2000 29 nematodes

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Dir 2000 29 phytoplasma

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Dir 2000 29 viruses

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Ditylenchus destructor and radopholus similis risk assessment

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Eotetranychus lewisi risk assessment

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ERA Pomacea

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EU Priority pests (M-2017-0136)

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Eutetranychus orientalis pest risk assessment

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Flumioxazin and plant health

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Forest Fungal Pathogens categorisation (M-2017-0055)

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Forest Insects categorisation (M-2017-0055)

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Fungicide (Aty. 4.7)

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Grapevine flavescence dorée risk assessment

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Guidance on evaluation of risk reduction options

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Guignardia citricarpa pest risk assessment

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High Risk Plants

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High Risk Plants - Momordica

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Hot water treatment of Vitis sp. for Xylella fastidiosa

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Insecticides (art.4.7)

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Israel and South Africa citrus system approaches for FCM

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Japan black pine (Pinus thunbergii) bonsai derogation

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Manuscript assessment (M-2017-0133)

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Nepoviruses pest risk assessment

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Pantoea stewartii derogation

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Parasaissetia nigra pest risk assessment

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Pest risk assessment Dir 2000/29 Annex "A"

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Phytophthora fragariae pest risk assessment

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Pine wood nematode (PWN) host plants

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Plant Bacteria Categorisation (M-2017-0055)

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Plant nematodes categorisation (M-2017-0055)

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Plant Viruses categorisation (M-2017-0055)

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Pollen import risk assessment

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Pomacea

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Potato Cyst Nematode

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Potato Viruses Categorisation (M-2017-0055)

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PWN Samples

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Saperda tridentata pest risk assessment (M-2019-0063)

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Small hive beetle

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Soil and growing media

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Spodoptera

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Strawberry Viruses (SCV and SMYEV) pest risk assessment

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Technical meeting on citrus canker

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Tomato bacteria pest risk assessment

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Tospoviruses

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Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae

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Urgent advice on Xylella fastidiosa host plants 2016

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Urgent review of statements on Xylella fastidiosa and its control

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US oak logs with system approach for oak wilt

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Vitis response to Xylella fastidiosa CoDiRO

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Xylella categorisation (M-2017-055)

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Xylella fastidiosa urgent request

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Xylella fastidiosa urgent request 2015

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Xylella host plants database (EFSA-Q-2016-00445)

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Xylella Pest Risk Assessment (Mandate 2018-0020)

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