POnTE Consortium has recently announced an important novelty in its internal organization. Dr. Françoise Poliakoff, senior plant pathologist and head of bacteriology, virology and GMO units in Plant Health Laboratory (ANSES-LSV), has accepted to lead the coordination of the Work Package “4”, dedicated to the “Implementation and validation of diagnostics for early and rapid detection of […]
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A 2-day training workshop (23-24 March 2017) in the classical and molecular identification of psyllids was organised by SG-SASA, the Natural History Museum (NHM), and Rothamsted Research (RRes). The event was funded by the POnTE Project and was hosted by SG-SASA at their headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland. The aim of the workshop was to provide […]
by Kay Ledbetter The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, AgriLife Research entomologist in Amarillo, said while there may be varying degrees of resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides in populations of psyllids across Texas, her recent study indicates […]
Chalara dieback of ash, also known as Chalara or ash dieback, is a disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. (The fungus was previously called Chalara fraxinea, hence the name of the disease). Chalara causes leaf loss, crown dieback and bark lesions in affected trees. In this web page, realised by the UK Forestry […]
The present manual describes characteristics of xylem-sap feeders, vectors of Xylella fastidiosa, and current techniques for their morphological identification, rearing, transmission studies and molecular detection of the pathogen. The manual was realised on the occasion of the International Symposium on the European outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in olive, organised on October 21-24, 2015 in Apulia Region. […]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Karina M. Borges, W. Rodney Cooper, Stephen F. Garczynski, Jenita Thinakaran, Andy S. Jensen, David R. Horton, Joseph E. Munyaneza, Isabel Cueva, Nina M. Barcenas Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Wapato, WA 98951 ABSTRACT The psyllid Bactericera maculipennis (Crawford) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) often cohabits field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis, Solanales: Convolvulaceae) and […]
On March 2, 2017, an informative day about Xyella fastidiosa took place in the village of Vallada, in Valencia, Spain, organised by an important farmer’s association, La Unió de Llauradors i Ramaders, that has a great interest in warning their members about the devastating effect of this pathogen. Vallada is located in an area with important […]
The following protocols for detection of Xylella fastidiosa have been realised on the occasion of the Diagnostic training workshop organised on September 13-15, 2016, by Forest Research Agency (FR) and SG-SASA, as part of their participation in POnTE and Euphresco projects, and funded by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
POnTE NEWSLETTER | ISSUE 37 | March 15, 2017 is available at this link.
Xylella fastidiosa A brochure realised, in Spanish language, by the Consejería de Agricultura, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural, Junta de Andalucia, Spain with main information about Xylella fastidiosa. Download .pdf