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The plant health (phytosanitary situation) barometer



 
 
Measuring the plant health (phytosanitary situation)
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From 2007 on, data were gathered for all 13 plant health (phytosanitary situation) indicators and the difference between results of two successive years were calculated in percentage. Taking into account the relative importance of each indicator, the average of these differences in terms of percentage gives the value of the barometer which reflects the state of the plant health.

- Evolution


- Results Plant health barometer 2008
- Results Plant health barometer 2009
- Results Plant health barometer 2010
- Results Plant health barometer 2011

- Results Plant health barometer 2012

- Results Plant health barometer 2013

- Results Plant health barometer 2014

- Results Plant health barometer 2015

- Results Plant health barometer 2016

 


EVOLUTION




Compared to 2007, the plant health barometer shows a clearly positive trend. This trend can be explained primarily by the favourable evolution of the indicators pertaining to self-checking in the plant production sector and notifications of plant diseases and harmful organisms.




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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2008



When compared to 2007, the plant health barometer has increased by + 37,4 % in 2008, due to a higher number of notifications of plant diseases and harmful organisms to the FASFC, and thus to a better surveillance of the operators. The indicators related to self-checking and to Pospiviroidae have also increased. The figure below details the evolution of each indicator, expressed as a percentage, in 2008 compared to 2007.


Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution Between 2007 and  2008.
(scale –50% up to +400%)
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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2009



When compared to 2008, the plant health barometer has increased by + 2,8 % in 2009, essentially due to the increase of the indicator related to self-checking. The figure below details the evolution of each indicator, expressed as a percentage, in 2009 compared to 2008.


Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution Between 2008 and  2009.
(scale –80% up to +100%)
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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2010



When compared to 2009, the plant health barometer has increased by + 4,9 % in 2010, due to the increase of the indicators related to self-checking and to Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden oak death). The figure below details the evolution of each indicator, expressed as a percentage, in 2010 compared to 2009.


Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution Between 2009 and  2010.
(scale –30% up to +60%)
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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2011



When compared to 2010, the plant health barometer has decreased by - 2,0 % in 2011, due to the decrease of the number of notifications of plant diseases and harmful organisms received by the FASFC: since 2010, operators registered to the FASFC which take appropriate control measures and which mention it in their register of presence of harmful organisms, do not have to notify anymore the presence of fire blight (Erwinia amylovora). The figure below details the evolution of each indicator, expressed as a percentage, in 2011 compared to 2010.


Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution Between 2010 and  2011.
(scale –60% up to+20%)
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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2012



Between 2007 and 2010, the trend of the plant health barometer was positive. Since 2011, the trend is negative. This has probably to be linked to extreme weather conditions that have affected the plant sector in 2011 (unusually hot year) and 2012 (unusually stormy and wet year). In 2012, the plant health barometer declined further with – 5,8%. The reason is mainly the decrease in the number of notifications of plant diseases and harmful organisms received by the FASFC, the increase in the number of regulated harmful organisms and the decrease in compliance of the phytosanitary import controls. In contrast, a positive evolution of the percentage of compliant results for Pospiviroidae was observed. The figure below details the evolution of each indicator, expressed as a percentage, in 2012 compared to 2011.



Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution between 2011 and 2012.
(scale –30% up to +10%)
Click image to enlarge

 


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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2013



Between 2012 and 2013, the plant health barometer has increased by + 5,8 %. This is mainly due to the favorable evolutions of the percentage of annual key activities performed with a validated/certified self-checking system, of the percentage of favorable phytosanitary inspections (physical checks), of percentage of regulated harmful organisms for which at least one sample is tested positive per year in relation to the total number of regulated harmful organisms and of the percentage of compliant results for pospiviroidae. However, unfavorable evolutions were observed for phytosanitary import controls and for the percentage of compliant results for sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum). The figure below details the evolution of each indicator.



Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution between 2012 and 2013.
(scale –15% up to +35%)
Click image to enlarge



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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2014



Between 2013 and 2014, the plant health barometer has increased by + 11,3 %. This is mainly due to the favorable evolutions of the indicators relating to notifications of plant diseases and pests and to the percentage of annual key activities performed with a validated/certified self-checking system. However, unfavorable evolutions were observed for the indicators on the percentage of regulated harmful organisms for which at least one sample is tested positive per year in relation to the total number of regulated harmful organisms, and on phytosanitary import controls. The figure below details the evolution of each indicator.



Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution between 2013 and 2014.
(scale –20% up to +160%)
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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2015



Between 2014 and 2015, the plant health barometer decreased by - 3,8 %. The main cause is the unfavorable evolution of the indicator related to notifications (interpreted as a lower alertness of the operators). Simultaneously, an unfavorable evolution is observed for the indicator related to phytosanitary import controls.

It should also be noticed that the indicator related to the control of the corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera Le Conte) is no longer taken into account for the calculation of the barometer. Indeed, this harmful organism is no longer considered as a quarantine organism in the UE since 2014. Thus, since 2015, this insect was not monitored anymore by the FASFC.



Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution between 2014 and 2015.
(scale –70% up to +20%)
Click image to enlarge

 


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PLANT HEALTH BAROMETER 2016



The plant health barometer has increased by + 18.9% between 2015 and 2016. The primary cause of this increase is the very favourable evolution of the indicator regarding the notification of plant diseases and harmful organisms (which can be interpreted as the result of a greater alertness). It has to be noted that the majority of the notifications we have received pertained to scientific research findings. Simultaneously, an unfavourable evolution can be observed in the indicator related to phytosanitary checks at import and the indicator related to Phytophthora ramorum (sudden oak death).

It also has to be noted that the indicator regarding phytosanitary inspections (physical checks) is no longer taken into consideration in calculating the barometer. This decision was made following the modification of the evaluation system for the checklists used for these inspections. As a reminder, the indicator related to checks on the corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera Le Conte) is also no longer taken into consideration since 2015.



Figure - Visual representation of the plant health barometer (phytosanitary situation).
Evolution between 2015 and 2016
(scale –50% up to +250%)
Click image to enlarge

 


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