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POnTE Consortium expands the research collaboration to JRC

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) and the POnTE consortium are teaming up to research the remote sensing-based approach to Xylella fastidiosa monitoring (WP6). From the POnTE side, the collaboration will involve the partners CNR, UNIBA, CSIC and IVIA, who within the Consortium are responsible for testing and validating remote sensing approaches […]

Agriculture committee endorses new rules to protect EU countries from Xylella and newly identified pest risks

On Tuesday, 26 April 2016, the EU Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, chaired by Czesław Adam Siekierski (EPP, Poland) has provisionally approved, by 35 votes to four, with four abstentions,  the draft rules, informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators in December 2015, containing preventive measures to curb the growing influx into the EU, of imported plant pests, such […]

Brazilian scientist Alessandra de Souza visits CNR-IPSP lab to support WP7 tasks on Xf control

During the week from 10 to 17 April, Dr. Alessandra de Souza, team leader of the research group investigating molecular interactions between Xylella fastidiosa and citrus hosts, at Centro de Cytricultura “Sylvio Moreira”- Instituto Agronômico (IAC) in Cordeirópolis (Brazil), has been guest at CNR-IPSP laboratories in Bari, as a visiting scientist, in the frame of Regional Project “T.A.P.A.S.S. – Enabling technologies for safe and […]

Researchers from POnTE Consortium enliven the opening day of FAO-IPPC-CIHEAM workshop on Xylella

The opening day of the FAO-IPPC-CIHEAM International Workshop on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS), held from 19 to 22th April, at the facilities of CIHEAM, Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo of Bari (Italy) was  animated by the consistent participation of researchers members of POnTE Consortium. Dr. Donato Boscia (CNR-IPSP, Italy), Scientific Coordinator of the […]

A day of lectures on Xylella diseases in Taiwan and Brazil organized by CNR-IPSP in Bari

The CNR-Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, coordinator of POnTE Project Consortium, organized on April 14, two lectures with renowned international expert on the subject of Xylella fastidiosa. In the first talk, Prof. Tsai Chi-Wei, from the Department of Entomology at the National Taiwan University of Taipei (Taiwan), focused his attention on the occurrence and potential vectors of Pierce’s disease, […]

A session on Xylella fastidiosa in the Euro-Mediterranean presented at the annual meeting of FAO Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

The 11th annual meeting of the FAO Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), which serves as the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), was recently held at FAO headquarter in Rome. The event brought together senior plant health specialists from 182 contracting parties as well as a number of other international organizations and the private […]

EFSA releases a scientific opinion on the EU control strategy against Xylella fastidiosa

The Panel on Plant Health of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released an official opinion addressing the principal questions concerning the EU control strategy against the dreadful pathogen Xylella fastidiosa. The document, entitled ‘Scientific opinion on four statements questioning the EU control strategy against Xylella fastidiosa’ has been published on 31, March in the current issue of EFSA Journal, […]

BIOCONTROL 2016: 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Plant Bacterial Diseases

The 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Plant Bacterial Diseases ”BIOCONTROL 2016” will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 11 to 13 of April, 2016. This Symposium will create an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the latest research results and developments in the growing fields of biological control of bacterial plant diseases and […]