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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Plant health & protection

Plant health, like human and animal health, can be affected by a variety of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasitic worms, fungi), as well as insect pests and invasive plant species, which can have a significant economic impact on crops and pose serious threats to species diversity. These diseases can threaten economic and food resources.

ANSES undertakes vigilance and alert missions and conducts collective expert appraisals to assess the risks to plant health (both cultivated plants and forest tree species) posed by pests.

Plant health and citizen science: ANSES takes part in an operation to detect giant ragweed

ANSES is taking part in a citizen observation mission targeting the giant ragweed plant (Ambrosia trifida) in partnership with the Tela Botanica Association and the Ragweed Observatory.

Ambrosia trifidais an invasive alien species posing a threat to health and agriculture, because it releases pollen that is highly allergenic to humans and colonises crops leading to yield losses.

ANSES recently published a risk analysis report on this ...

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Published on 12/07/2018

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