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EXPO 2016



ESENAIS is co-organiser of the Workshop on minimising the impacts of invasive alien plants in horticulture: preventing future invasions, which will be held on 31st May – 1st June 2016, within the Horticulture Expo (EXPO 2016) in Antalya, Turkey.


The workshop is oganised by the Faculty of Agriculture and Nature Sciences at the Düzce University, European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), Council of Europe, International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock in Turkey, and ESENIAS.


Many of the plants used in European horticulture are not native to the continent and have been introduced due to their florist elegance. A small proportion of these plants have the ability to spread and eventually become invasive alien species which then threaten native biodiversity and cost economies huge resources in control and management efforts. Although it is difficult to predict which species may become invasive alien species, those that are often share similar characteristics: rapid growth and reproduction, ability to colonise disturbed ground, short life-cycles and the production of large quantities of fruits and seeds.


On the 31st May 2016, a one day workshop has been organised where EPPO and members of the Panel on Invasive Alien Plants will give a number of presentations on invasive alien plants, including case studies and current tools, which can be used to prioritise invasive alien plants based on their potential impacts.In the afternoon of the workshop, all participants will be involved in a brainstorming session with the aim to identify gaps in the current research and key questions that should be asked to forward development. The aim is to identify 10 key ‘questions’ which would then form the basis of a manuscript to be published in the EPPO Bulletin.


On the 1st June, participants will have the opportunity to attend part of the Panel meeting on Invasive Alien Plants and in the afternoon a field trip will be organised to nearby agricultural fields with an invasive plant which has become a dominating weed.


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Workshop agenda >>>

EXPO 2016 website >>>

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