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SLU 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.

A fallen tree with damages in the stem. Photo.

Independent risk assessments of new pests in Sweden

The unit perform risk assessments of non-indigenous 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 unit aim to support an efficient management of these threats both at national and EU level.

New report

The longhorn beetle Trichoferus campestris was found earlier this year in imported goods. Read our assessment of the species' potential to cause damage in Sweden.

Close up of a beetle with long antennae from the front. Photo.

Have you seen a new pest?

If you suspect that you have seen a new or regulated pests, contact the Swedish Board of Agriculture!

A beetle with a shiny red body and unfolded wings sits on a green leaf. Photo.

Assignments and publications

Here you can find examples of assignments that SLU Risk assessment of plant pests has completed and our publications.

Ears of wheat in a field, photo.

Pests on ornamental plants

We have screened and ranked plant pests potentially associated with trade of ornamental plants to identify pests that could pose a high risk to Nordic coniferous forests.

A spiny moth larvae on a green leaf. Photo.
Published: 05 February 2024 - Page editor: cajsa.lithell@slu.se

SLU Risk assessment of plant pests


Niklas Björklund
niklas.bjorklund@slu.se, +46 18-672879, +46 70-5082879

Johanna Boberg
johanna.boberg@slu.se, +46 18-671804