EPPO Training course on the EPPO prioritization process for invasive alien plants for the Balkan countries
EPPO organized a training course on the EPPO prioritization process for invasive alien plants attended by 30 participants from 7 Balkan countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia).This training course was organized along the same lines as the one held in Paris on 2013-03-12/14.
Participants also assessed, individually or in small groups, plant species of concern for their country, on which they had collected information before the meeting. The presentations of the following prioritization assessments are available online: Acer negundo (Sapindaceae) for the North of Serbia, Ambrosia trifida (Asteraceae) for Slovenia, Asclepias syriaca (Apocynaceae) for Vojvodina (autonomous province of Serbia), Aster lanceolatus (Astercaeae) for Serbia, Buddleia davidii (Scrophulariaceae, EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants) for Croatia, Carpobrotus spp. (Aizoaceae, EPPO list of IAP) for Croatia, Cuscuta campestris (Convolvulaceae) for Serbia, Fallopia japonica (Polygonaceae, EPPO List of IAP) for Serbia, Iva xanthifolia (Asteraceae) for Serbia, Opuntia humifusa (Cactaceae) for Bulgaria, Solanum elaeagnifolium (Solanaceae, EPPO A2 List), Xanthium spinosum (Asteraceae) for Serbia.