Pine wood nematode survey planning

The aim of project is to develop the statistical analysis and planning of the official pine wood nematode surveys conducted in Finland. First, we will assess the probability of freedom from pine wood nematode achieved in the annual surveys carried out since 2000. Then, we will prepare a risk based survey plan that fulfills the requirements laid down in the new EU plant health law (2016/2031). In addition, we will assess the suitability of the climate in Finland for the pine wild disase symptoms to appear. 

Project group

  • Salla Hannunen (Finnish Food Authority)
  • Juha Tuomola (Finnish Food Authority)
  • Hanna Huitu (Luke)

Timetable

2018 - 2020

Funding

Finnish Food Authority

More information

Senior reseacher, Ph.D, Salla Hannunen, salla.hannunen@foodauthority.fi