Guidelines for Plant Pest Surveillance in Asia and the Pacific Graeme Evans & Teresa McMaugh. Regional agricultural trade setting. The WTO SPS agreement Trade is constrained by deficiencies in the basic infrastructure underpinning plant health, particularly in developing countries
Guidelines for Plant Pest Surveillance in Asia and the Pacific
Graeme Evans & Teresa McMaugh
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Chapter 2 – Specific surveys
Chapter 6 – General Surveillance
Chapter 3 – Detection surveys
Chapter 4- Monitoring surveys
Chapter 5 – Delimiting surveys
Chapter 7 – Reporting the resultsChapter layout of the guidelines
2 Determine the purpose of the survey/surveillance: pest list, host list, early detection, pest freedom, areas of low pest prevalence, pest management, delimiting, community network reporting system.
Target pest(s) known?
3 Detail the pest(s) : names, lifecycle, dispersal modes, diagnostic characteristics
Are host plants involved?
4 Detail the host: name, lifecycle, distribution
5 Detail alternative hosts
6 Review any surveys in similar conditions, literature etc
8 Identifying the district
9 Identify type of survey Place, Field sites, Sampling sites and Sampling Points.
10 Identify how sites will be chosen
Need a statistical approach?
11 Calculate sample sizes
12 Determine the timing for survey
14 Methods of collecting pest specimens
15 Data storage
16 People involved
17 Obtain permission to visit sites and any permits required
18 Perform a pilot survey
19 Perform survey: collect raw data and samples
20 Analyse data