Stop an invasion before it even starts: new tools for the early detection of tree pests in high-risk sites [Video]
HOMED partners produced a new video showing stakeholders how to employ two simple yet effective tools for the early detection of tree pests in high-risk sites. Since its beginning back in 2018, the project has been developing tools for the full pathway of pests and pathogens invasions and rapid early detection devices are a crucial part of this work, as they allow stakeholders to stop an invasion before it even starts.
In this context, the HOMED project has been working on two devices which support the trapping and surveillance of forest pests in sites, such as international commercial ports. The first one is the multi-lure generic beetle trap developed by a team of researchers at the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. The second tool is a light trap for containers developed by the University of Padova.
Watch the new HOMED video to find out how to use these tools: