Research to improve pest risk methods

The International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup is focused on improving pest risk modelling and mapping methods through the application and sharing of rigorous, innovative research.

Next Meeting - Fort Collins, Colorado

Name Changed

The International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup served as our name for some time. Following a recent vote, the name has been changed to the International Pest Risk Research Group (pronounced i-perg). This name better reflects the purpose of the group, and is pronounceable.

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Next Meeting - Fort Collins, Colorado

Next Meeting - Fort Collins, Colorado

The next meeting of the International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA in August 2015. To register your interest...(contact form)

Constitution

Constitution

The constitution drafting committee has completed its work. Members can view the constitution in the Members Only area. We will ratify the document during the upcoming meeting in Fort Collins.

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Mature larva of Helicoverpa armigera. (M.J. van derStaten, NPPO Netherlands, Bugwood).

Old world bollworm risk to US borne out

Pest risk modelling warning for old world bolworm borne out In July, the South East Farm Press reported that a male Helicoverpa armigera (old world bollworm) adult has been detected in the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey survey in Florida.  This species poses a threat to a very wide range of crops, and has a global reputation for developing resistance to pesticides.  Pest […]

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Helicoverpa armigera larva in maize (Photo Tek Tay, CSIRO)

Helicoverpa armigera invading the Americas

Helicoverpa armigera has recently been discovered in South America.  It has since been tracked spreading into the Caribbean.  Pest risk modelling has revealed that most of the US crop production may be at some degree of risk from this pest, which has developed resistance to most pesticides.  The rapid northward spread in the Americas suggests that it is […]

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Bananas infected with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 (Biosec. QLD)

Panama disease in Queensland bananas

  Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 has been detected in Queensland, Australia.  In a blow to lovers of Cavendish bananas, this devastating vascular soil borne disease of bananas has been discovered in Tully, North Queensland, Australia.  This news is particularly difficult for Queenslanders to accept, as they are affectionately known within Australia […]

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