Pest survey card on Synchytrium endobioticum

plant pest, survey, risk-based surveillance, Synchytrium endobioticum, potato wart disease, black scab of potato
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
3 April 2019
19 February 2019
Technical Report


This pest survey card was prepared in the context of the EFSA mandate on plant pest surveillance (M‐2017‐0137), upon request by the European Commission. The purpose of this document is to assist the Member States in planning annual survey activities of quarantine organisms using a statistically sound and risk‐based pest survey approach, in line with the current international standards. The data requirements for such activity include the pest distribution, its host range, its biology, risk factors as well as available detection and identification methods. This document is part of a toolkit that consists of pest‐specific documents, such as the pest survey cards and generic documents relevant for all pests to be surveyed, including, the general survey guidelines and statistical software such as RiBESS+.

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