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In the framework of Workpackage 7.2 ‘Attractants and antiattractants in forest protection’, on 6-11 February 2006, dr Wojciech Grodzki and dr Mieczys³aw Kosibowicz visited Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Laboratoire d'Entomologie Forestiere & Biodiversité Pierroton in Bordeaux, France.
Aim of the visit was to expand the knowledge on insects’ chemical communication, and study results and methods in this subject and their significance for forestry. Moreover, Polish and French scientists discussed the possibilities of cooperation in experiences over attractants and antiattractants of spruce defoliating insects, and thereby to extend scientific network created in a range of Centre of Excellence PROFOREST Workpackages.
The laboratory in Bordeaux has been carried out experiments on antiattractants use in forest protection against defoliating insects for a few years. These works were being made with cooperation with D.Sc. Fredrik Schlyter from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp, who has been already involved in working network created in a range of Workpackage 7.2 and in common experiments on antiattractants carried out in Poland.
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