Pest survey card on Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
This pest survey card was prepared in the context of the EFSA mandate on plant pest surveillance (M-2017-0137) at the request of the European Commission. The purpose of the document is to assist the Member States to plan annual survey activities of quarantine organisms using a statistically sound and risk-based pest survey approach, in line with current international standards. The data requirements for such an activity include the pest distribution, its host range, its biology and risk factors, as well asavailable 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+.