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International ragweed day 2020

International ragweed day 2020

The General Assembly of IRS proclaimed in 2011 that the first Saturday of the summer will be The International Ragweed Day (IRD) to increase understanding and awareness of the problem this invasive weed causes all over the world.

The day was chosen because it is early in the growing season of the plant thereby gives enough time for preparations and actions.

This year, the International Ragweed Day will be observed on June 20th, 2020.

International ragweed day in France

Every days from the 15th to 30th june, the French Ragweed Observatory organise a serie of webinars. They will be diffused from 11.30 am to 12.00 am (Paris hour) with different sujects and actors.

More info on : https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/programme_jda2020.pdf

You want to participate? Write to the Observatory: observatoire.ambroisie@fredon-france.org

Health and climate change: the case of ragweed pollen allergy

Health and climate change: the case of ragweed pollen allergy

A round-table was held the 27th of January in Lyon focused on the allergy to ragweed pollens in a near future considering the climate change.

About 110 people from France and Belgium participated to this round-table.

The main topics covered were about:

  • state-of-the-art and which evolutions in France?
  • allergy to ragweed, a public health major issue
  • which new perspectives to enhance the fight against ragweed and improve the management of allergy sufferers?

Please find via the following link a file which sum-up (in French) the event: download

AMBROSIA IN EUROPE : SERBIA (EMAPI INTERVIEW)

AMBROSIA IN EUROPE : SERBIA (EMAPI INTERVIEW)

During the international conference EMAPI 2019 Prague, the French Ragweed Observatory interviewed some researchers about Ambrosia species in their country.

The second person interviewed is from Serbia: Dragica Obratov-Petković, full professor, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade

Ragweed observatory letter – October 2019

Ragweed observatory letter – October 2019

Please find the issue of October 2019 of the Ragweed observatory Letter : https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/ragweed_observatory_letter_64_october2019.pdf

This newsletter aims to provide general and scientific information on the latest news concerning ragweed species.

In this issue :
– Ragweed in the land of our neighbours, the case of Israel
– International Ragweed Day 2019
– New Mapping of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. in Europe !
– Fight against ragweed : which regulation in France ?
Ambrosia in Europe : Poland

If you know anyone who might be interested in this newsletter, they can contact us (observatoire.ambroisie@fredon-france.org ) and we can send them the next issue (just a few issues are in English: one or two newsletters will be translated each year).

Ambrosia in Europe : Poland (EMAPI Interview)

Ambrosia in Europe : Poland (EMAPI Interview)

During the international conference EMAPI 2019 Prague, the French Ragweed Observatory interviewed some researchers about Ambrosia species in their country.

The first person interviewed is from Poland : Katarzyna Bzdęga Ph.D. Department of Botany and Nature Protection Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection University of Silesia