Intercepting aliens: insects and mites on budwood imported to South Africa.

@article{Saccaggi2013InterceptingAI,
  title={Intercepting aliens: insects and mites on budwood imported to South Africa.},
  author={Davina L. Saccaggi and Welma Pieterse},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={1179-89}
}
South Africa imports plant budwood (dormant cuttings for propagation) from various countries. Phytosanitary measures, including inspections at points of entry, are implemented to minimize the chance of a pest being introduced on the budwood. This study presents the inspections and interceptions of mites and insects on budwood imported to South Africa from 2004 to 2011. The study presents crops and countries from which South Africa imports budwood, and gives data on the type of imports more… CONTINUE READING

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