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22 June 2022
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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
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Pest management
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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...
17 May 2022
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Monitoring
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 dynami...
What would a Japanese beetle spread cost us?

What would a Japanese beetle spread cost us?

What would a Japanese beetle spread cost us? - That is one of the questions which our team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is trying to answer. The question is simple; however, the answer is complex, depending on several unknown factors such as the potential damage the beetle can cause to different crops.

For this reason, we have searched the literature and gathered material from various sources, especially on the beetles spread rate and potential yield losses for farmers, and are using the information now to establish different cost scenarios. This allows us to get a clearer picture about the possible negative impacts of the pest for the European Union and its member states in the case of an uncontrolled spread of the Japanese beetle. 

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