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Establishing measures for the containment of Grapevine flavescence dorée phytoplasma within certain demarcated areas
Article 5

Article 5 — Surveys

  1. The competent authorities shall carry out the surveys as provided for in paragraphs 2 and 3, taking into account the information referred to in the pest survey card.
  2. They shall carry out annual risk based surveys for the presence of the specified pest and the specified vector in the areas of the Union territory where the specified pest is not known to be present but could become established.
  3. In the buffer zones of the demarcated areas for containment, they shall carry out annual surveys, as referred to in Article 19(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031, to detect the presence of the specified pest and its specified vector.

    Those surveys shall include:

    1. visual examinations of the specified plants to detect the specified pest;
    2. sampling and testing in case of suspicion of the presence of the specified pest; and
    3. appropriate trapping for the detection of the specified vector.

    Those surveys shall be more intensive than the surveys referred to in paragraph 2 with a higher number of visual examinations, and where appropriate, sampling and testing.