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Risks associated with tilletia indica, the newlylisted eu quarantine pathogen, the cause of karnal bunt of wheat

Objective

This project will determine risks posed to eu wheat by tilletia indica, the cause of karnal bunt. T. Indica does not occur in europe but is intercepted on wheat imports. It threatens wheat quality, yield and exports. Legislation to protect eu wheat was enforced by the ec in 1997 based on a theoretical pest risk analysis (pra). International debate has questioned the justification for legislation, implying such policies are trade-restrictive. Research will be undertaken to develop a more accurate pra for t. Indica. Modelling & geographical information systems will determine areas at risk; a socio-economic model will determine the risks this & related pathogens pose. A pra based on scientific experimentation will be produced which can be used internationally by policy makers to reevaluate legislation for t. Indica. A risk management plan will be developed for europe. The international pra process will be developed for plant pathogens.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
Address
Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 36JR London
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
185 Roma
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Australia
Address
Kite Street
2800 Orange Nsw
DANISH GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE OF SEED PATHOLOGY FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Denmark
Address
Ryvangs Allee 78
2900 Hellerup
ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE PER LA PATOLOGIA VEGETALE
Italy
Address
Via C.g. Bertero 22
00156 Roma
DEN KONGELIGE VETERINAER- OG LANDBOHOOJSKOLE
Denmark
Address
Buelowsvej 17
1870 Frederisksberg
THE NORWEGIAN CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Raveien 2
1431 Aas
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Address
Sandymount Avenue 19
4 Dublin
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
United States
Address
Ditto Avenue, 1301
217025023 Fort Detrick