This is the first Newsletter Publication of the FF-IPM EU-funded research project, with the aim to protect fruit production and trade from threats posed by fruit flies.
The newsletter will be published quarterly, highlighting the actions, news, progress related to the issue at hand.
-Interview with Françoise Petter
Assistant Director of EPPO
An interview with Ana Larcher Carvalho and Ulrich Schiefer, talking about the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), its establishment, work areas and the fit of FF-IPM into the EU reduction of plant protection products and the in new models for IPM.
-European research project fighting off threats posed by fruit flies
Fruit fly pests have spread from one continent to another and are considered as one of the major threats for the horticulture in both tropical and temperate regions.
-Retrospective of the status and implementation of IPM in Europe – a few grumpy remarks
A view on the adoption of EU directives and need to broadly introduce more than just nominal but true IPM with low pesticide content in Europe