Insects were found in 450 cut roses from Kenya during quarantine phytosanitary control. This was reported on Wednesday, the 8th of June, by the press service of the North-Western Interregional Department.
“According to the results of laboratory studies conducted in the Federal State Budget Institution Leningradskaya MVL, subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor, the presence of a dangerous quarantine pest for the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, the western flower (California) thrips, was confirmed in the flowers,” the message says.
Employees of the Rosselkhoznadzor banned the import of two batches of imported flowers into the country. Otherwise, they would be returned to the sender.