Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil (1999) 28, 497-503

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Maria Regina V. Oliveira, Denise Návia and Alexandre P. Mendes (1999)
Insetos Interceptados pela Quarentena de Pós-Entrada de Germoplasma Vegetal no Brasil, de Outubro de 1989 a Dezembro de 1996
[Insects intercepted by Brazilian post-entry quarantine, from October 1989 to December 1996]
Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil 28 (3), 497-503
Abstract: The exchange of plant germplasm is extremely important to the genetic improvement and even to other agricultural research areas, so being essential to the progress of Brazilian agriculture. An entomological inspection is carried out at the Laboratory of Plant Quarantine, Embrapa - Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (Cenargen) to avoid or to minimize the pest introduction risk through the importation of plant germplasm. From October 1989 to December 1996 about 98.000 importations of germplasm were inspected at the laboratory and nine orders and at least 33 families and 21 genera were detected. The majority of these insects can be direct or indirectly harmful to the plant germplasm and can also cause great losses to important crops if introduced into the country. So the importance of applying quarantine measures to prevent the introduction of insects species or biotypes together with plant germplasms of agricultural interest must be emphasized.
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(original language: Portuguese)
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
quarantine treatments/regulations/aspects

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Tribolium castaneum
Plodia interpunctella
Acanthoscelides obtectus
Zabrotes subfasciatus
Callosobruchus maculatus
Anthonomus grandis
Sitophilus granarius
Sitophilus oryzae
Sitophilus zeamais
Oryzaephilus surinamensis
Rhyzopertha dominica
Lophocateres pusillus
Lasioderma serricorne
Aphis gossypii
Sitotroga cerealella
Cryptolestes ferrugineus