At the heart of the REPHRAME project is the development of a simple web- based interface Pine Wood Nematode Tool Kit (PTK) to provide analysed data from the project as well as a raft of new practical advice, new and improved methodologies available for tackling the pest.
Pine wilt, Portugal
The PTK has been constructed around seven different, but inter-related, modules on this website:
The Pine Wood nematode Problem Module
provides an overview of the PWN problem from its innocuous start in its native North America to the devastating impacts to local pine species in many parts of the world.
Within the six other modules - Management
, Survey methodology
, Nematode transmission
- the project has:
Developed new methods for trapping, monitoring and control of Monochamus spp
. and PWN
Studied the risk of non-vector spread of PWN including the invasion routes into Europe and potential links to specific pathways to healthy forests.
Developed greater understanding of the tolerance or resistance of host tree resistance to PWN and its vectors.
Extended and refined the process model developed in PHRAME to assess the prediction risk of pine wilt expression across eco-climatic zones.
Accumulated enormous research information on this extremely damaging pest
to provide a wider knowledge base, building an effective interacting collaboration with EU and International organisations.
Providing information in support of EU plant health policy which has delivered rapid analysis and interpretation of data.
First Periodic Report (pdf)
Second Periodic Report (pdf)
Third Periodic Report (pdf)
Final Report (pdf)