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Delegates of the DG-SANTE visited the Xylella-demarcated areas in Apulia (Italy) and met local stakeholders and phytosanitary authorities

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 […]

Knowledge of the pathogenicity and virulence of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca ST53 on susceptible hosts

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 […]

Supporting the participation of stakeholders in the 2nd European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa

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 […]

ACLI RACALE presents the pilot project “Resilience”, an innovative technical desk in the area affected by Xylella fastidiosa

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 […]

First Report of Dactylonectria torresensis causing foot and root rot of olive trees

PLANT DISEASE | https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1381-PDN Authors F. Nigro, I. Antelmi, V. Sion, P. Parente and A. Pacifico Affiliation Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti, Università degli Studi di Bari – Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy DISEASE NOTE During the 2014 to 2016 growing seasons, a severe decline of olive (Olea europaea L., 8 to […]

Identification of genetic relationships and subspecies signatures in Xylella fastidiosa

BMC Genomics | 20 (1): 239 | https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5565-9 Authors Nicolas Denancé†*, Martial Briand†*, Romain Gaborieau*, Sylvain Gaillard* and Marie-Agnès Jacques* †Contributed equally Affiliations * IRHS, INRA, AGROCAMPUS-Ouest, Université d’Angers, SFR 4207 QUASAV, 42 rue Georges Morel, 49071 Beaucouzé cedex, France Abstract  Background The phytopathogenic bacterium Xylella fastidiosa was thought to be restricted to the Americas […]

New visit of delegates of DG-AGRI in the Xylella-demarcated areas in Apulia (Italy)

Following the visit of the last year, on March 21, Gianfranco Colleluori (Deputy Head of Unit “Italy-Malta”) and Andrea Incarnati (Desk Officer Puglia) of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural development of DG-AGRI visited the area of the Apulia region demarcated as “infected” and affected by the epidemic spread of Xylella fastidiosa. The visit, organized […]

Researchers from POnTE Project contribute to the EuroXanth Core Group Meeting in Catania

A Core Group Meeting of the EuroXanth COST Action CA16107 has been organised at the Università degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento di Agricoltura e Ambiente, in Sicily, Italy, on February 25-27, 2019. is approaching its midterm in April 2019. In order to plan the second half of this COST Action, dedicated to “Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in […]