LIFE project: Mitigating the threat of invasive alien plants in the EU through pest risk analysis to support the EU Regulation 1143/2014
In 2016, six pest risk analyses (PRA) were conducted against invasive or potentially invasive alien plants for the EPPO region. These included four aquatic species, Gymnocoronis spilanthoides, Hygrophila polysperma, Pistia stratiotes and Salvinia molesta. In addition, the tree species Cinnamomum camphora and the vine Cardiospermum grandiflorum underwent PRA. In 2017, two grass species (Ehrharta calycina and Andropogon virginicus) have been subject to PRA in a combined expert working group in January. All PRAs are undergoing review. A further three expert working groups are planned for 2017 where Humulus scandens and Lygodium japonicum will be assessed in March, Prosopis juliflora and Hakea sericea in May and Ambrosia confertiflora and Cortaderia jubata in October.
EPPO Secretariat (2017-01)