In March, the Rosselkhoznadzor introduced a temporary ban on the import into Russia from Abkhazia of plant products in baggage and hand luggage, which is associated with the threat of the spread of marble bugs in Russia.
A dangerous agricultural pest - a marble bug - was found during phytosanitary control in ware potatoes on a ship that came to Russia from Turkey, reports RIA News with reference to the Rosselkhoznadzor.
“Cases of receipt of regulated products contaminated with brown marble bugs become systemic. Infected regulated products were banned for import into the territory of the Russian Federation, ”the message says. The size of the batch is not specified, it is only reported that the potatoes affected by the pest were found in the ship's stock.
The marble bug is an agricultural pest. Marble bugs are polyphagous, in the southern regions of Russia they can give several generations a year and quickly occupy their potential range.
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