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Europe-wide outbreaks of common voles in 2019

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Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Institute for Plant Protection in Horticulture and Forests, Germany
Jacob, Jens;
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Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Institute for Plant Protection in Horticulture and Forests, Germany
Imholt, Christian;
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Área de Plagas, Instituto Tecnológico Agrario de Castilla y León, Ctra. Burgos Km 119, 47071 Valladolid, Spain
Caminero-Saldaña, Constantino;
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Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 af. INRA, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besançon, France ; FREDON Franche-Comté, Ecole-Valentin, France
Couval, Geoffroy;
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Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 af. INRA, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Giraudoux, Patrick;
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Dpto. Ciencias Agroforestales, ETSIIAA, Universidad de Valladolid, Avda. de Madrid 44, 34004 Palencia, Spain ; Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Gestión Forestal Sostenible, Palencia, Spain
Herrero-Cófreces, Silvia;
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Department of Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Pécs, Ifúság Str. 6, Pecs 7624, Hungary
Horváth, Győző;
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Dpto. Ciencias Agroforestales, ETSIIAA, Universidad de Valladolid, Avda. de Madrid 44, 34004 Palencia, Spain ; Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Gestión Forestal Sostenible, Palencia, Spain
Luque-Larena, Juan José;
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Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Šlechtitelů 27, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Tkadlec, Emil;
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Altenburg & Wymenga Ecological Consultants, Súderwei 2, 9269 TZ Feanwâlden, The Netherlands
Wymenga, Eddy

Common voles (Microtus arvalis) are widespread in the European agricultural landscape from central Spain to central Russia. During population outbreaks, signifcant damage to a variety of crops is caused and the risk of pathogen transmission from voles to people increases. In 2019, increasing or unusually high common vole densities have been reported from several European countries. This is highly important in terms of food production and public health. Therefore, authorities, extension services and farmers need to be aware of the rapid and widespread increase in common voles and take appropriate measures as soon as possible. Management options include chemical and non-chemical methods. However, the latter are suitable only for small and valuable crops and it is recommended to increase eforts to predict common voles outbreaks and to develop and feld test new and optimized management tools.

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