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A four-year project with almost EUR 7 million in EU funding, and a consortium of 22 partners including research institutes, associations, small and medium-sized private companies from ten different countries.
These are some of the key details related to EMPHASIS (Effective Management of Pests and Harmful Alien Species: Integrated Solutions), a project funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (2014-2020) (Grant Agreement n. 634179).
EMPHASIS will fight native and alien pest threats (insect pests, pathogens, weeds) that damage natural ecosystems services and farming systems. This will ensure a European food security system that protects biodiversity and ecosystems services, while developing integrated mechanisms of response measures to predict, prevent and protect agriculture and forestry systems.
Workshop for inspectors on tools available for inspections - 13/15 December 2017 - York (UK)
The Workshop will tackle some of the main inspection challenges faced by EPPO member countries, among which is early detection of outbreaks and of infected consignments, as well as the difficulty of inspection of wooden packaging material to ensure compliance with ISPM15.
"EPPO Workshop on integrated management of insect pests in oilseed rape"
Berlin - 20/22 September 2017
At the EPPO Workshop on insecticide resistance of Meligethes spp. (pollen beetle) on oilseed rape (Berlin, 2007), it was recommended that follow-up should be planned to include other oilseed rape pests.
“Integrated control of pests and diseases in arable and horticultural crops”
The date of the summer school changed. Announcement about the new date will be uploaded soon