Research to improve pest risk methods

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

IPRRG 10th meeting in Parma, Italy, 23-26 August 2016

We've changed our name

We recently changed our group name from the International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup (IPRMW) to the International Pest Risk Research Group (IPRRG). Based on a group-wide vote, it was decided that the new name was a good descriptor for everything our members do.

IPRRG 10th meeting in Parma, Italy, 23-26 August 2016

IPRRG 10th meeting in Parma, Italy, 23-26 August 2016

Our next group meeting -- our tenth annual meeting! -- will be held in Parma, Italy on 23-26 August 2016. The meeting will be hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). More details can be found on the IPRRG 2016 meeting page (click the button below). We hope to see you there!

Visit the "IPRRG 2016" meeting page

Constitution formally ratified

Constitution formally ratified

The IPRRG constitution was formally ratified by a group-wide vote. The document includes rules for group governance and organization of activities, including group meetings. It can be accessed from the "Who are we?" page of this web site.

Visit "Who are we?" page

European Atlas of Forest Tree Species - cover design

Publication of the European Atlas of Forest Tree Species

The EC’s Joint Research Centre celebrated the International Day of Forests (21 March) by launching the first ever European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. A result of the collaborative efforts of leading scientists and forestry professionals, this publication provides information on the different species that can be found in European forests and the factors that threaten them, […]

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Visiting Scientist Opportunity – Sardinia

Giuseppe Brundu, University of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy) is calling for expressions of interest from researchers who may be interested in visiting Sardinia for one to three months in 2016.  He is applying for funding to support a visiting professor/scientist who is willing to provide training to PhD students, short lectures and who is willing to co-author […]

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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 had been detected in the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey survey in Florida.  [Latest reports have updated this to three adult male moths trapped].  This species poses a threat to a very wide range of […]

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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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