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Chestnut Gall Wasp Risk Workshop

18.09.2017 11:58

Chestnut Gall Wasp Risk Workshop: State-of-the art Knowledge, Prevention, and Monitoring and Control Systems

Thursday 19th October 2017
Venue: Universidade Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), auditório das Ciências Florestais of UTAD, Quinta de Prados, 5001-801, Vila Real, Portugal

The chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) heavily affects the chestnut production in NW Iberian Peninsula; collaborative research efforts and sharing of results between Portugal and Spain will help improve the management of this pest.

This PLURIFOR workshop aims to provide an overview of the current knowledge on this pest as well as the most recent measures and tools on prevention, monitoring and biological control in Portugal and Spain. It will also explore how to fill the identified gaps to better manage the chestnut gall wasp.

The workshop is open to forest authorities, forest managers and researchers. Places are limited to 50 people.

Register for the workshop by 6 October 2017

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This workshop forms part of the PLURIFOR Transnational training workshops taking place in 2017

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