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EUPHRESCO network releases the final report of the PROMODE Project on monitoring and detection of Xylella fastidiosa

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 […]

A new variant of Xylella fastidiosa subspecies multiplex detected in different host plants in the recently emerged outbreak in the region of Tuscany, Italy

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 […]

A training course on the detection of Xylella fastidiosa and CaLsol organized by POnTE in Belgrade (Serbia)

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 […]

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 […]