During SMARTER meetings in Vianden was held the IRS General Assembly.
6th European Symposium on Aerobiology
During 5 days (between 18th and 22nd of July 2016) was held the 6th European Symposium on Aerobiology in Lyon (France). One afternoon was dedicated to ragweed during a IRS-COST SMARTER joint session.
1 lecture, 10 oral presentations and 7 posters were scheduled:
Has allergy to pollen not increased the spread of common ragweed?
Estimating the economic effects of Ophraella communa on common ragweed pollen risks in South-Eastern France.
Analysis of airborne Ambrosia pollen in Europe within the framework of Cost SMARTER.
Risk assessment of the leaf beetle Ophraella communa, a biological control candidate for Ambrosia artemisiifolia.
The potential impact of an exotic beetle on ragweed pollen in Europe.
Ophraella communa and ragweed pollen reduction in the air of Northern Italy.
Relationships between ragweed and mugwort pollen seasonal parameters and assessment of their potential impact on health.
Italian ragweed pollen inventory.
Results of the European Quality Control exercise for Ambrosia pollen.
Stability of ragweed populations in Central Russia: self-maintenance or seed import?
2015: evolution of Ambrosia pollen concentration in 5 traps in the Rhone-Alpes Region by AFEDA.
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Further infoRECENT LITERATURE
Recent literature on common ragweed is presented here.
"Ambrosia the first international ragweed review No. 29 - Summary"
Recent and upcoming meetings where ragweed-related problems are discussed.
1. Pollen is in the air: invasive plants and allergy in our changing environment. Brussels on March 5-6th, 2015
2. 3rd International Ragweed Conference. April 3-4, 2014, Milan, Italy
3. Ragweed as invasive plant. August 6-10, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii
4. Environmental and invasive weeds. October 2-7, 2011, Ascona, Switzerland
5. Ragweed in agri-environment, September 20-22, 2011, Budapest, Hungary
6. Second International Ragweed Conference. March 28-29, 2012, Lyon, France. The conference closing remarks are readable here.
6. 25th German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control. March 13-15, 2012, Braunschweig, Germany.
7. First European Ecocycles Conference. July 22-26, 2013, Palermo, Italy.
Evaluated methods of ragweed control are listed here.
Ragweed pollen concentration map of Europe at the end of August is shown on this map.
NEWS FROM ITALY
Here you can read a brochure, a poster, and the Annual Report of the Local Health Authority of Milan. The files are in Italian but with plenty of figures: a strongly recommended reading.
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