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Strategies for the eradication and containment of the invasive pests Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier and Paysandisia archon Burmeister

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This project has received funding from the
European Union's Seventh Framework Programme
for research, technological development and
demonstration under grant agreement no 289566


Plant Health and Plant Protection publication

"This Plant Health and Plant Protection publication focuses on a number of research projects dealing with pests and invasive alien species funded under the KBBE (Knowledge Based Bio-Economy) theme of the EU Framework Programme 7 (FP7). It provides useful and essential information to scientists, stakeholders and policy makers alike".

To read more about these projects, you will find the whole publication here.

YorNight Flyer

YorNight Flyer

European Researchers’ Night is a mega event taking place on the 26 September in 300 cities across Europe. It will show that research is fun and influences daily life for all of us. YorNight is York’s contribution to this event, and gives you the opportunity to delve into the exciting and important research happening in York.

Come along to venues throughout the city centre to experience the wealth of research taking place in the city, chat to researchers and take part in hands on activities. Perfect for all ages, there will be plenty of activities, from games and experiments to talks and exhibitions. There has never been a better chance to join the exciting world of research!

Palm Protect Conference, first announcement

We cordially invite you to the Palm Protect conference to be held on 21st November 2014 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The conference will be hosted by the Gran Canaria Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water, and organised by Dr Josep Jacas (Universitat Jaume I, Spain), and the Food and Environment Research Agency (UK)

Presentations and demonstrations of the results of the Palm Protect project

Plenary Lecture:Successful eradication of the red palm weevil
Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water, Government of the Canary Islands

The main objective of the conference is to share knowledge, experience, methodological breakthroughs and new solutions developed within the EU funded Palm Protect project, "Strategies for the eradication and containment of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon".

Training Sanitation Pruning Course

Training Sanitation Pruning Course

Explanation about the Surgery and Recovery of Palm Trees.
Complete information, here.

Detection Using Dogs

Detection Using Dogs

Excellent progress has been made on the use of dogs to detect red palm weevil in palms in quarantine.

You can download the test findings here

Also, you can see the individual dog's profiles & photos here

Link to video.

Palm Protect - Website goes live 30/04/2012

The PALM PROTECT website is now live so please contact the Fera team by email at if you have any information that you want adding to the site.