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First report of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus on Fraxinus excelsior in Montenegro

Forest Pathology 2017. DOI: 10.1111/efp.12359 I. Milenković 1,2 | T. Jung 2,3 | Z. Stanivuković 4 | D. Karadžić 5 1 Institute of Forestry, Belgrade, Serbia. 2 Phytophthora Research Centre, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic. 3 Phytophthora Research and Consultancy, Nußdorf, Germany. 4 Forestry Faculty, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 5 University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade, Serbia. Correspondence Ivan Milenković, Institute of […]

PhD vacancy open at Wageningen University on Economic and Social Impact Assessment of Plant Pests in the EU

Wageningen University and Research invites applications for the PhD position entitled: ‘Economic and Social Impact Assessment of Plant Pests in the European Union’. This research will be carried out within the framework of a multi-disciplinary Horizon2020-project called Pest Organisms Threatening Europe (POnTE), in which 15 research partners from 11 EU countries participate. Decision making on strategies […]

Detection of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus on the Isle of Man

Chalara dieback of ash is caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. It causes leaf loss, crown dieback and bark lesions in affected trees. Once a tree is infected, the disease is often fatal, either directly or indirectly by weakening the tree to the point where it succumbs to the attack by other pests or pathogens, such […]

New detection of Xylella fastidiosa within the demarcated area in mainland Spain

On 24 July, the Regional Government of Comunitat Valenciana confirmed a new detection of Xylella fastidiosa in the demarcated area of the Alicante province, where the pathogen was first reported in mainland Spain on 29 June. This new positive result was found during the surveys conducted by the Plant Health Authority of Comunitat Valenciana within […]

EFSA has released the official program of the Mallorca International conference on Xylella fastidiosa

EFSA has released the official program of the “European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem”,  to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on 13‒15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding, the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS, […]