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Phytosanitary management of Citrus germplasm in France
- Legrand, P.
- Bulletin OEPP 2019 v.49 no.1 pp. 83-86
- Citrus, germplasm, health status, imports, orchards, pests, plant health, planting, quarantine, stakeholders, France
- It is important to assess the phytosanitary status of plants for planting as many pests are transmitted with plant propagating material. The phytosanitary management of Citrus germplasm in France, in application of the European phytosanitary regulations, is described in this article. Import of Citrus germplasm into France is strictly regulated and only possible through the post‐entry quarantine station for plants, which receives plant material from all over the world. Subsequently, the French Citrus biological resource centre maintains and distributes plant material to the scientific community and to partners for production of graft‐sticks and plants for planting in nurseries. The continuous assessment of the phyto sanitary status of plants for planting throughout the production chain involves different stakeholders to ensure the high quality plant health status of Citrus orchards.