EFSA and EPPO are to hold a joint workshop in Parma on Modelling in plant health – how can models support risk assessment of plant pests and decision-making?
The risk assessment of plant pests is based on estimating their potential to enter the risk assessment area, to establish there, to spread and to have an impact on plants. Models on pathways, spatial distribution and potential abundance of pests in the risk assessment area can support risk assessment and the development and evaluation of management schemes. Models can also be used to estimate the impact of plant pests on crop yield and quality as well as on the environment.
The main objective of this workshop is to explore the application of models in plant health risk assessment and how risk assessment models may support decision-making in plant health.
The workshop will include presentations from keynote speakers and participants, as well as poster sessions.