Along with the loss of millions of olive trees across the Apulian region (Southern Italy), the introduction and relentless spread of Xylella fastidiosa caused a serious socio-cultural problem: mistrust in science and scientists involved in the research of the fastidious bacterium fomented by a consistent part of the civil society. Nowadays, a considerable number of […]
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As a high profile pest, Xylella fastidiosa has mobilised important national, European and international resources in the last years. Within this context, the Euphresco network has recently released the final report of the Project 2015-F-146 ‘Harmonized protocol for monitoring and detection of Xylella fastidiosa in its host plants and its vectors (PROMODE)‘. This operational synergy […]
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY | https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01736-9 Authors Maria Saponari1, Giusy D’Attoma1, Raied Abou Kubaa1, Giuliana Loconsole2, Giuseppe Altamura1, Stefania Zicca1, Domenico Rizzo3, Donato Boscia1 Affiliations 1 Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Sede Secondaria di Bari Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti […]
On 11 April 2019, the EC DG Health and Food Safety released the 12th update of the Commission database of host plants found to be susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa in the Union Territory. The total number has risen up to 87 host plant species, respectively, of the X. fastidiosa subspecies multiplex (46), pauca (24, including […]
The training course “The theoretical and practical training on the detection of Xylella fastidiosa and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” within the EU H2020 funded project “Pest Organisms Threatening Europe” – POnTE will be held at the Faculty of Agriculture – University of Belgrade (Serbia) from June 24 to 26, 2019. The Training is intended for the […]
On April 15 and 16, 2019, a delegation of the Plant Health Unit of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), composed of Dorothée André, Head of the Unit, Harry Arijs, Deputy Head of Unit, and Pasquale di Rubbo, Policy Officer, visited the area of the Apulia Region demarcated as “infected” and affected […]
PROJECT DELIVERABLE 2.1 | WP 2 Biology and pathogenesis | Task 2a Isolation, biology and pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa Authors Maria Saponari 1, Giuliana Loconsole 2 , Franco Nigro 2 Affiliations 1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante (CNR-IPSP), Bari, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli […]
POnTE NEWSLETTER | ISSUE 91 | April 10, 2019 is available at this link.
For the purpose of encouraging the participation of stakeholders (plant health inspectors, representatives of associations of farmers, producers and nurserymen, delegates of the national phytosanitary authorities, and etc.) in the final event of the Project, and the Second European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa: how research can support solutions, in Ajaccio (France), from 28 to 31 October […]
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 the ACLI Racale Cooperative, a partner of the POnTE Project, will present the first phase of the Pilot Project “Resilience”, the first technical desk of integrated management in Salento (Apulia, Italy) with the aim of relaunching the rural economy of the area and “reap the benefits” of the production potential […]