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Brisbane’s International forum: vigilance urged against Xylella fastidiosa

Experts from across the globe have come together on 17–19 May in Brisbane, Australia, to share knowledge and strengthen Australia’s defences against one of the world’s most devastating plant pests, Xylella fastidiosa. The 2017 International forum on Xylella fastidiosa has gathered together skilled experts from France, Italy, New Zealand, Taiwan, the United States, as well as […]

Ongoing research on Xylella in Apulia presented by M. Morelli at the University of Belgrade

The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, within the framework of POnTE dissemination activities, hosted an invited lecture on “Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in Apulia and the attempt of research to counteract its spread” on May 15. The lecture was given by Dr. Massimiliano Morelli, a researcher at the CNR-Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Bari, and […]

Genetic characterization of ‘CaLsol’ haplotypes associated with apiaceous crops in France

Plant Disease, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-16-1686-RE Ahmed Hajri, Marianne Loiseau, Pascaline Cousseau-Suhard, Isabelle Renaudin, and Pascal Gentit ANSES-Laboratoire de la Santé des Végétaux (LSV), 49044 Angers Cedex 01, France Abstract ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) is an emerging phytopathogenic bacterium that causes significant crop losses worldwide. This bacterium has been identified in association with diseases of several solanaceous crops […]

A course on detection of Xylella fastidiosa from plant material organised by IVIA in Moncada

A theoretical-practical course on detection of Xylella fastidiosa in plant material, organized by IVIA in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, was held at the National Reference Laboratory for Xylella fastidiosa detection, IVIA facilities, Moncada (Valencia), Spain, on May 11–12, 2017. This course has been attended by 24 technicians from the Spanish Plant Health […]

The University of Costa Rica organises a workshop on the Xylella fastidiosa host status of P. roebelenii palm

Being involved in POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects, the University of Costa Rica is currently cooperating with the National phytosanitary authorities to investigate the role of the palm tree Phoenix roebelenii as host of Xylella fastidiosa. The closing of the plant exporting market from Costa Rica to Europe has had an important social and economic impact, […]

Xylella: el peligro que sigue acechando el olivar

Por fin se ha comenzado a hablar de Xylella fastidiosa de una forma generalizada en los medios de comunicación. A pesar del sensacionalismo reinante en muchos casos, ha hecho falta que la enfermedad llegase a territorio español para que se comenzase a tomar consciencia de las fatales consecuencias que podría significar su propagación a la […]

First Report of the Invasive Ash Dieback Pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus on Fraxinus excelsior and F. angustifolia in Serbia

Baltic Forestry 23(1): 56–59 Nenad Keča 1*, Thomas Kirisits 2 and Audrius Menkis 3 1 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade, Department of Forestry, 1, Kneza Višeslava street, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia. 2 Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection (IFFF), Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria. 3 Department of […]