The threat

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❍ Cur­rently, there are ap­pox­i­mately 960 pests on the Govern­ment’s Risk Reg­is­ter

❍ This num­ber in­creases by ap­prox­i­mately 100 each year

❍ The top pests that the Govern­ment is try­ing to com­bat in­clude: Emer­ald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Citrus Longhorn Beetle, Ze­bra Chip of Potato, Pine Pro­ces­sion­ary Moth, Bronze Birch Borer, Xylella fas­tid­iosa, Epitrix, Potato Ring Rot, Potato Brown Rot, Meloidyg­yne fal­lax, Colorado Beetle, Til­letia indica, Bemisia tabaci, Thrips palmi, Pinewood Ne­ma­tode, Plane Wilt and Oak Wilt

❍ Other dis­eases that the Govern­ment is try­ing to erad­i­cate in­clude: Sweet Ch­est­nut Blight, Oak Pro­ces­sion­ary Moth, Acute Oak De­cline, Ash Dieback, Phy­toph­thora ramo­rum and Elm Yel­lows

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