Approaches and experiences of deploying nature-based solutions to control the oak processionary moth in the UK and the Netherlands 2022
Oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea L.) (OPM) is an alien invasive species that poses a threat to native oak trees and to human and animal health in the UK. It was accidently introduced in 2004/2005 in the greater London area and has since spread across greater London and into the surrounding counties (Forest Research 2021).
In this brief assessment we present an overview of the approaches and experiences of deploying nature-based solutions (NbS) to control OPM. We define NbS as ecologically focussed OPM control measures aimed at reducing OPM, which excludes nematodes and other “biocontrols”, for instance. This assessment will inform workshop discussions on potential NbS to trial in the UK as part of the Future Proofing Plant Health Program funded ‘Alternative control strategies for oak processionary moth’ project.
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Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2022·11·01
Deasey, A., Cheffings, C. & Hoskins, H. 2022. Approaches and experiences of deploying nature-based solutions to control the oak processionary moth in the UK and the Netherlands. JNCC Report No. 725 (Guidance report), JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This report was produced by JNCC for Defra through the Future Proofing Plant Health Project.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2022·11·21
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