NorFA-course: PEST RISK ANALYSIS

Anne Piirainen teo42 at mtt.fi
Thu Jan 18 09:08:04 EST 1996


NorFA

NORDIC RESEARCHERS COURSE
PEST RISK ANALYSIS

18 - 24 MARCH 1996


AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER INSTITUTE OF PLANT PROTECTION
JOKIOINEN, FINLAND


Introduction
The pest risk assesment has become more and more important in the European market of plant 
products after the market has opened for the whole community. Special regulations have been 
drafted on material easily infested by dangerous pests to protect uninfested areas from new 
pests. These special requirements can be based on pest risk analysis only.  

Course aims
*To teach what pest risk analysis is
*To teach how to use biological, climatological, growing and market data for pest 
 risk analysis
*To acquiant the students with the available models
*To give basic knowledge on modelling for pest risk assesment

Course content
The course is a  combination of  lectures and practical computer exercises. Several 
practical modelling examples will be used. During student demonstrations and discussions 
the given information will be related to the framework of each student´s specific area. 
A practical case will be given on the Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, pine-wood nematode.






Course teachers
Dr Susan Worner, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Dr Richard Baker, Central Science Laboratory, 
     United Kingdom
Dr Christer Magnusson, the Norwegian Crop Research
     Institute, Norway
Dr Peter Esbjerg, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural
     University, Denmark
Mr Heikki Laurila, ARC, Jokioinen, Finland
Dr Martti Heikinheimo, Finnish Metorological 
     Institute, Finland
Dr Kari Tiilikkala, ARC, Jokioinen, Finland
Dr Sirpa Kurppa, ARC, Jokioinen, Finland - leader of 
     the course

Who should attend?
Young researches and PhD-students from Nordic countries who are working in the fields of 
applied entomology and nematology. The number of participants will be limited to 20. 

NorFa will pay travel, accommodation and meals for participants, no specific course fee 
exists.

Venue 
The course will be held at Agricultural Research Center, Jokioinen. Jokioinen is situated 
about 120 km North West from Helsinki with excellent connections to Helsinki and Turku.



How to apply to the course?
Contact your national contact person for application form :
Denmark: Peter Espjerg, the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Dept. of Ecology 
	and Molecular Biology, Copenhagen
Finland: Sirpa Kurppa & Anne Piirainen
	ARC/Institute of Plant Protection, Jokioinen
Iceland: Sirgugeir Ólafsson, ARC, Dept. of Plant Health
Norway: Christer Magnusson, the Norwegian Crop
	Research Institute
Sweden: Barbara Ekbom, SLU, Dept. of Entomology

Send the completed application form, not later than 02.02.1996, to: Dr Sirpa Kurppa, 
ARC/ Institute of Plant Protection, FIN-31400 Jokioinen, Finland.
Fax:  + 358 16 418 8584

If you have any special requirements (e.g. dietary), make it noticeable in your application. 

Detailed joining instructions will be send to each participant approximately two weeks prior 
to the start of the course 

Queries
If you have particular inquiries please contact: 
Prof. Sirpa Kurppa or Ms Anne Piirainen
e-mails: Sirpa.Kurppa at mtt.fi ; Anne.Piirainen at mtt.fi
Fax:  + 358 16 418 8584, tel: + 358 16 41881*
Address: ARC/Institute of Plant Protection
FIN-31600 JOKIOINEN, FINLAND




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