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Species Allium cepa
Crop Onion
Pest Scientific Name Liriomyza trifolii
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Type Insect
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 2-72, 2-164, 2-168
Remarks No references found indicating seed as a pathway for L. trifolii on onion. Leaf miners in onion and garlic belong to three related species L. huidobrensis, L. trifolii and L. sativae. Leaf miners are easily transported with plant material such as cut flowers, branches with foliage and leafy vegetables. Seed is not known as one of the plant materials for spread of leaf miners. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of L. trifolii on onion seed.</strong>
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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