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.
Latest from the project
A research article recently published in MDPI Forests journal presents the LAMP tool for rapid detection of tree pathogens causing needle blight. The paper called "Rapid... read more
A peer-reviewed preprint article recently published on the BioRxiv platform presents the results of a study on the host-plant competition between conspecific insect herbivores.... read more
Results of the HOMED project were presented at the Innovative approaches for territorial surveillance event organised by the Working Group on Plant Health Surveillance,... read more