Metrosideros excelsa Sol. ex Gaertn., commonly known as “New Zealand Christmas tree”, a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red flowers, has been recently found susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex, in the European Union territory. According to this new finding, the EC Directorate General for Health and […]
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The Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF) has declared which areas, within the national territory are free of Xylella fastidiosa (Wells et al.), with an official decree approved on February 18, 2016 and entered into force after its publication in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic, on March 5, 2016. According to this decision, the […]
POnTE NEWSLETTER | ISSUE 1 | May 06, 2016 is available at this link.
Today the Coordination Team of POnTE Consortium has officially released the first issue of a weekly e-newsletter thought to keep Project beneficiaries always updated on what is published on the web portal and on related social accounts. Starting from today, not only researchers directly involved in POnTE activities, but also all the subscribers that will join […]
Prof. Sandy Purcell, Emeritus Professor from the University of California at Berkeley is visiting Dr. Fereres‘ lab in Madrid from April 23rd to May 10th to help with the field survey of potential insect vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in Southern Spain. He will be giving a Seminar about the role of insect vectors on the […]
On Tuesday 10 May, the Spanish regional grower association AVA-ASAJA will organize the conference “Xylella fastidiosa and the fight against pests and diseases in the EU”. Dr Maria M. Lopez from IVIA, member of the POnTE consortium, will give a talk about the different diseases caused by Xylella from a global perspective, focusing not only […]
Article in original language Ponte (Pest Organisms Threatening Europe) è un progetto di ricerca internazionale di quattro anni finanziato dall’Unione Europea nell’ambito del programma Horizon 2020-Societal Challenge 2-2014. Ha preso avvio a novembre 2015 con il ‘kick off meeting’ che si è tenuto presso l’Aula Bisogno della sede centrale del Cnr, a Roma. Ponte ha […]
The prefecture of La Seyne-sur-Mer, in the Var department (Provence, France) has announced today a new outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium was identified on a myrtle-leaf milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia) shrub. This is the second time that Xylella fastidiosa was detected in La Seyne-sur-Mer. The infected plant was collected during the surveillance activities carried out within the buffer zone, located 10 […]
Authors: Landa, B.B., Montes-Borrego, M., Navas-Cortés, J.A. Type of contribution: Conference Abstract | Oral Presentation Journal: Proceedings of I Congreso Ibérico de Olivicultura, Badajoz-Elvas, Spain, 13-15 April 2016 Publication date: 14-04-2016 Page: 118 Keywords: Xylella fastidiosa Corresponding author: Blanca Beatriz Landa, CSIC-IAS Abstract Xylella fastidiosa es una bacteria Gram-negativa, habitante del xilema, de muy lento crecimiento […]
This multi-partner EU project is exploring the genetics, biology, epidemiology, vector ecology and economic impacts of four pathosystems that threatens strategic crops and forestry in the EU. These are: Xylella fastidiosa , Candidatus ‘Liberibacter solanacearum’, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus and new and exotic Phytophthora species. Research objectives This project is aimed at understanding and minimizing the risk […]