Adopting a holistic and multi-actor approach, HOMED aims to develop a full panel of scientific knowledge and practical solutions for the management of emerging native and non-native PnPs threatening European forests.
Within HOMED, forest health will be considered broadly, including trees not only in forests, but also in nurseries, urban and rural areas owing to the key epidemiological role of these components. Innovation will be central, as the new tools for PnPs management will benefit from cutting-edge technology in biology, electronics, mathematics and physics.
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HOMED researchers report on the use of a volatile organic compounds (VOC) blend for the detection of a quarantine plant pathogen. It shows that VOC fingerprinting could... read more
HOMED-funded research invented a new tool for the early detection of insect alien species. The tool successfully passed the first set of tests regarding alien species... read more
A recently published paper reveals new approaches to minimise the impacts of invasive species in urban forests. An extensive urban forestry plan has been tested and implemented in... read more