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This multi-partner EU project POnTE is exploring the genetics, biology, epidemiology, vector ecology and economic impacts of four pathosystems that threatens strategic crops and forestry in the EU including new and exotic Phytophthoras.
The aim is to gain greater understanding about the risk of introduction and potential impact of Phytophthora pathogens that threaten Europe, with Forest Research involved in the part of the project related to emerging diseases of forests.
Specific objectives are to:
The project is in its early stages and no results are yet available.
POnTE started the 1st of November 2015 and will run for 48 months.
This project is funded jointly through Horizon 2020 and the Forestry Commission as part of the research programme Understanding Threats to Resilience
The research is in line with support to government policies of sustainable forest management as laid out in The UK Forestry Standard and its supporting series of Guidelines.
Information about research carried out by Forest Research on chalara ash dieback
Research on Phytophthora diseases of trees has been a key part of the work of Forest Research for many years.
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