To demonstrate the viability of the combination of several systems to control the pine processionary and pine tree lappet pests applied in different urban and recreational areas, where application by air or massive fumigation is not an option. Moreover, it aims to improve current trap systems to increase significantly their effectiveness, reduce cost and to adapt them to specific urban pine areas.
The results of the LIFE PISA project have created a solution to control the pine processionary mainly in Europe and the rest of the Mediterranean. The project has been aligned with the priorities of national and EU directives: 1) Reducing environmental impact. 2) Avoiding the use of pesticides in urban areas against the pine processionary and other harmful insects. 3) Mitigating possible harm to people and animals. 4) Protecting woods and forests from pests.
The project has been co-funded by the IVACE ACTION PLAN 2017, a programme supported by the Valencian Regional Government’s Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Trade and Employment through the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE).
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