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EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/169

An interdisciplinary group on Ambrosia artemisiifolia for German-speaking countries

An interdisciplinary German-speaking group on Ambrosia artemisiifolia was created in 2005 and it recently met on 2009-11-23/24 at the Julius Kühn Institute in Braunschweig (DE). Experts from Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland attended this meeting and presented their experience on A. artemisiifolia. In particular, the success of Switzerland in controlling the species was highlighted. Indeed, Switzerland has put into place a legislation which allows only 0.2% of Ambrosia seeds in traded fodder, as well as an obligation to report findings. More information (in German) on this workshop can be found on the Julius Kühn Institute website.