Teun Dekker, Paul G. Becher, Joelle K. Lemmen-Lechelt, Birgitta Svensson, Victoria Tönnberg og Sanja Manduric
Dato for sluttrapport:
6. april 2018
Our research proposal aimed to analyze the risk of SWD to soft fruit and berries grown in Sweden, and to conduct research that would aim to minimize the economic impact of this pest. Our project goals were: 1) to optimize monitoring tools for SWD; 2) to assess the occurrence and infestation of SWD in commercial crops and in natural hosts throughout the year; and 3) to optimize information and communication flow with and between stakeholders. To accomplish these goals, extensive research was conducted in the laboratory and in raspberry cultivations in Skåne, members of our collaboration at SLU, JBV, and Hushållningssällskapet (HIR Skåne) regularly organized and participated in berry grower meetings in Skåne, and contributions from the research conducted under this grant were disseminated at two international conferences. An extensive assessment of our research and communication with stakeholders within this project was conducted, which has led to further interactions with growers and advisors. This project has cemented our network of researchers, advisors and growers, working together to come up with economically and environmentally sustainable measures for monitoring and population control of SWD.
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