EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/120

EPPO/Q-DETECT Workshop for phytosanitary inspectors (Padova, IT, 2011-11-16/18)

Q-DETECT is an EU collaborative project, initiated in 2010 and in which EPPO is a member of the advisory board. The objective of Q-DETECT is to develop simple, user-friendly and robust methods for detection and monitoring of quarantine pests by inspection services. It has been agreed that two joint EPPO/Q-DETECT Workshops for inspectors should be organized in 2011 and 2012 in order to present and demonstrate the tools developed in the project. The first EPPO/Q-DETECT Workshop for phytosanitary inspectors will take place from the 16th to the 18th of November 2011 at the University of Padova (one of the Q-DETECT partners), Agripolis Viale dell’Universita 16, 35020 Legnaro, Padova. The Workshop will consist of presentations of different outputs by the relevant Q-DETECT partners followed by practical sessions in small groups.

  • Overview of detection
  • Modelling the inspection process
  • Trapping quarantine pests
  • Detection of volatile organic compounds
  • Acoustic detection of invertebrate pests
  • Use of remote sensing for quarantine pest detection
  • Confirmation and identification of pests using molecular techniques
Practical sessions:
  • Detection of beetle larvae in stored logs using acoustics/vibrometry
  • DNA based detection of pests using simple LAMP with Genie II
  • Trapping, demonstration of traps, smart traps and recognition software
  • Detection of ethylene in kiwifruit using electronic nose

This Workshop is addressed to phytosanitary inspectors. Registration can be done online (not later than 2011-09-30): http://meeting.eppo.org/index.php/W3047

For further information, contact the EPPO Secretariat:
OEPP/EPPO, 21 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 20 77 94 - Fax: +33 (0)1 70 76 65 47
E-mail: hq@eppo.fr


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