EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/222

A smartphone application to report Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe

In the framework of the COST SMARTER project the University of Freiburg (DE) has launched a smartphone application to allow the public to report the occurrence of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae, EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants) throughout Europe. The application provides pictures of the plant at different stages to help ensure accurate identification. Information on the location, the habitat type and the abundance of A. artemisiifolia have to be provided to create a report. The application is available in English, German, French and Italian.


SMARTER, a new iPhone App ‘The SMARTER Ambrosia Reporter’. http://ragweed.eu/app/