On September 8-9, 2016, the Year 2 annual meeting of the EUCLID project was hosted at Venice International University in Venice, Italy.

FAO and WHO have released new guidelines aimed at reducing the damage done by pesticides that pose especially high toxic risks to human health and the environment.

The EU emphasizes the role of integrated pest management as an important approach to reduce dependency on pesticides use. Before pesticides are used, biological control measures, together with physical and other non-chemical methods, should have first preference (Directive 2009/128/EC).

by Nicolas Desneux and Eva Thomine, INRA Sophia Antipolis

Applications are now being accepted for ENDURE's fifth Summer School. 

Focusing on 'The role of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in mitigating the effects of climate change on pest dynamics - modelling approaches', the Summer School will run from October 9 to 14, 2016.