A network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests.
PestNet is a network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started in 1999. Anyone with an interest in plant protection is welcome to join. PestNet is free and is moderated, ensuring that messages are confined to plant protection.
September 2004. Information was requested from Pakistan on Pest Risk Analysis procedures for exotic insect pests, and also how new invasions should be reported.
The process of undertaking pest risk analysis is covered by the International standards (ISPMs) # 2 Pest risk analysis and #11 Pest risk analysis for quarantine pests, including analysis of environmental pests. These can be found on the International Plant Protection Convention Portal at: http://www.ippc.int/cds_ippc_prod/IPP/En/standards.htm
All the relevant standards should be available in-country; contact the person in charge of the National Plant Protection Organisation.
In terms of reporting new outbreaks, this should be done through the NPPO. If an Asian country, the information should be forwarded to the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission Secretary – following the international standard ISPM # 17- Pest reporting.