Seminar: Assessment of risk caused by Dutch elm disease to Finland

15.8.2016 10:29

A risk assessment study regarding the spreading of Dutch elm disease to Finland and the extent of the potential damage caused by the disease in case it is introduced to Finland has been completed at the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira. Finland is the only EU state where the disease is not yet prevalent. Dutch elm disease could cause extensive damage in urban parks through the destruction of elms. Another risk to Finland would be the loss of the genetic inheritance of the northern elms.

The seminar will take place on 1 September 2016, at 15.00 - 16.00 at Evira, lecture room Kalevi, in the Viikki area of Helsinki, address 3 Mustialankatu Street.

The seminar can also be attended online: Evira virtual room 1, address: ISDN address: 0206378208, attendee PIN: 862279

Welcome to the seminar that is open to all. No prior registration is required.

The lecture is in Finnish.

Read more:
Pest Risk Assessment for Dutch Elm Disease report (pdf)
Evira's news release 8.7.2016

For more information, please contact: 
Salla Hannunen, Senior Researcher, PhD, tel. +358 40 350 9075, Risk Assessment Research Unit (Dutch elm disease and risk assessment)
Johanna Mäkelä, secretary, tel. +358 40 771 5972 (Webinar access, available starting on 22 August 2016)

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