EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/040

COST Action FA1203 Sustainable management of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe (SMARTER)

Under the COST Action FA1203, Sustainable Management of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe (SMARTER) a conference and workshop SMARTER and stakeholder exchange on ‘Invasive plants management success and regulation’ was held in Brussels (BE) on 2015-01-21/22. ;The aim of the meeting was to progress with discussion on the regulation of biocontrol agents to control invasive plants species in Europe and to define success in the management of A. artemisiifolia at a local and European level.
Standardization and facilitation in the regulation of classical biocontrol agents at a European level was discussed along with the current techniques used by experts to control and assess the impact of A. artemisiifolia.


SMARTER website: http://ragweed.eu/