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.

Name Change?

The International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup served as our name for some time. As we prepare the constitution we are reconsidering the name and a series of other issues. You can express your opinion on the discussion forum. Go to Members Only, Agora, and click on Group Business and then select a topic and start contributing your ideas and opinions.

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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)


The constitution committee has met in Raleigh and Canberra, and we are near to presenting it for ratification.


Latest Workgroup Product

The International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup is pleased to announce the release of its latest product, “Pest Risk Modelling and Mapping for Invasive Alien Species.” The text features 15 chapters which describe useful techniques for the spatial characterization of pest risk. In 2010, IPRMW identified the need for more formal training in the practice of […]

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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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