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First International Ragweed Workshop

First International Ragweed Workshop

During the last International Congress on Aerobiology in Parma, there was the first International Ragweed Workshop organized by the International Ragweed Society.

After an introduction by Maira Bonini, there were several talks about ragweed:

  • Allergy to ragweed and allergens involved (by Michel Thibaudon)
  • Ragweed in Europe: how to identify different species and understand their invasive potential (by Chiara Montagnani)
  • How to distinguish Ambrosia pollen from other similar pollens? (by Branko Sikoparija)
  • How to manage the Ambrosia plants? (by Rea Maria Hall)
  • The ragweed leaf beetle Ophraella Communa: its taxonomy, morphology and biology (by Heinz Mueller-Scharer)

The booklet with the slides of all these talks is now available. You can dowload it by clicking on the following links:

Part 1Part 2

New IRS Board (2018-2022)

New IRS Board (2018-2022)

During the 11th International Congress on Aerobiology (Parma, 3rd to 7th of September 2018), the new board of the International Ragweed Society has been elected:

President: Michel THIBAUDON (France)

Vice-President : Uwe STARFINGER (Germany)

Secretary: Sandra CITTERIO (Italy)

Treasurer: Roberto ALBERTINI (Italy) / Olivier PECHAMAT (France)

Webmaster: Gilles OLIVER (France)

Maira BONINI (Italy) stays involved in the board as Past President.

Other members of the committee are Sevcan CELENK (Turkey) and Lazlo MAKRA (Hungary).

Chantal DECHAMP (France) has been nominated honorary member.

 

 

Invasive species

Invasive species

The French ragweed observatory has made a new leaflet dealing with 9 invasive species, among which Ambrosia artemiisifolia L. and Ambrosia trifida. You can consult this well detailed document (in French) here.

New video about Ophraella communa

New video about Ophraella communa

Sarah LABRUYERE and Marilou MOTTET from the French ragweed observatory made an English version of the video on the Ambrosia leaf beetle Ophraella communa (with the participation of Bruno Chauvel, Heinz Mueller-Schaerer, Suzanne Lommen and Benno Augustinus).