Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Risk assessment of plant pests

We perform independent analyses which will provide support to the Swedish Board of Agriculture in their effort to counter the damage of non-indigenous pests.


Unit for risk assessment of plant pests

The unit for risk assessment of non-indigenous plant pests both perform their own Pest Risk Assessments (PRA’s) and coordinate risk assessments made by external experts. Another task for the unit is to write overviews on plant pests. The pests may be for example, insects, nematodes, mites, fungi, bacteria or virus.

The risk that non-indigenous plant pests establish in Sweden is increasing with climate warming and an increasing global trade. The new unit aim to support an efficient management of these threats both at national and EU level.