Eucalyptus weevil (Gonipterus scutellatus) is a beetle that defoliates eucalypt trees. It feeds on leaves and growing shoots and the female adult lay eggs on the new leaves. Severe defoliations can cause growth suppression or even tree mortality.
Tools and risk management plans
Eucalyptus weevil (Gonipterus platensis) risk workshop:
Tools for monitoring defoliation
4 October 2017 in Eixo (Portugal)
This workshop is part of the series of transnational training workshops organised by the PLURIFOR project. Transnational training workshops aim to exchange know-how about forest risk management between partners and associated partners of the project.
Reports describing how the eucalyptus weevil risk was managed in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:
- Forest risk management in Asturias (2016) (in Spanish)
- Forest risk management in Cantabria (2016) (in Spanish)
- Forest risk management in Portugal (2016) (in Portuguese)
Report summarising the management of the eight risks in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:
- Portugal: Manuela Branco (ISA) – mrbranco @ isa.ulisboa.pt – coordinator
- Asturias: Juan Majada (CETEMAS) – jmajada @ cetemas.es
- Cantabria: Julio Diez (UVa) – jdcasero @ pvs.uva.es