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14 November 2022
Pest management
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In September 2021 we started the big field experiment in the Piedmont region, a highly infested zone. Giovanni Bosio from the plant health service of the Piedmont region found meadows which were not treated yet and with willing owners to let us do ex...
22 June 2022
Pest management
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In collaboration with colleagues from CREA (Florence), we have treated popillias with three experimental control protocols that appear as promising candidates in their hands. Treated popillias have been snap frozen for molecular analysis. In the next...
21 June 2022
Pest management
Definitely not my ususal workweek! I am an economist at the Technical University of Munich, usually sitting in an office with a computer and conducting research there. But not this time… As I am part of the IPM Popillia project, which consists o...
Interactive map of the Japanese beetle's invasion in Continental Europe

Interactive map of the Japanese beetle's invasion in Continental Europe

The Japanese beetle was accidentally introduced to mainland Europe and detected for the first-time near Milan (Italy) in 2014. As a quarantine insect pest, its populations are strictly monitored. However, we did not find a map illustrating the dynamics of the ongoing invasion. So, we produced it!

At first, the interactive map that we make available concerns the invasion over the period 2015-2021 for the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont. The map captures the dynamics of the invasion at the epidemiological scale of the municipality; it has been generated from the official bulletins of the two regions, which report both infested and buffer municipalities, and from the geographical information available on the geoportals of these regions. In a next step, we will update the map with infestation data collected in other regions of Italy and Switzerland.

The map can be viewed directly on our website below.

All figures and maps, as well as data and script (written in the R programming environment) are freely available, see:

Poggi, Sylvain; Roche, Julien; Tayeh, Christine; Borner, Leyli; Martinetti, Davide (2022). Biological invasion of the Japanese beetle in Continental Europe at a glance., Portail Data INRAE, V2

 Interactive Map:

By clicking on the button below, you will be redirected to the page giving access to the interactive map illustrating the dynamics of the Japanese beetle's ongoing invasion in Continental Europe.

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