Crops and forest health Unit
The unit assists the process of monitoring the Walloon region for new or emerging pests and diseases and developing more environmentally friendly control options.
Effectively protecting Walloon agricultural crops and forests against diseases and pests while respecting the environment, in the context of the overall climate change phenomenon.
Incorporating approaches and tools to identify and characterise pests and diseases and their auxiliaries (including pollinators) and their impact on agro-ecosystems.
Providing input into the development of plant protection systems by investigating the complex relationships between cultivated plants, harmful or auxiliary organisms, and biological, chemical or cropping control methods in order to respond to current and future economic and environmental challenges
Developing sentinel systems and biomonitoring tools for early detection and analysis of the development and spread of harmful organisms