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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 […]

EPPO reports new haplotypes of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’, identified in collaboration with the POnTE Project

EPPO has reported new haplotypes of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in its last EPPO Reporting Service 2019 no. 2. The newly described haplotype U was identified in Finland. It was found in the psyllid, Trioza urticae (Hemiptera: Triozidae), and its host plant, Urticae dioica (stinging nettle; Urticaceae). This is the first report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in […]

Second European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: how research can support solutions

The second scientific conference dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the main ongoing research into Xylella fastidiosa will be held in Ajaccio, Corsica, from 29-30 October 2019. A post-conference field visit will be organised on 31 October. Registration and the call for abstracts are now open. Latest results from European research projects dealing with X. […]

BIOCONTROL 2019 International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases next to be held in Viterbo

BIOCONTROL 2019, the 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases will be held in Viterbo, Italy from 9th – 11th July. The Symposium will be held at Università della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE) which is part of the unique academic pole of agriculture based research in central Italy. BIOCONTROL will focus on the main scientific, technical and […]

EFSA announces the second European conference on Xylella fastidiosa to be held in Ajaccio in 2019

The second scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa will be held in Ajaccio, Corsica, from 29-31 October 2019. Registration and the call for abstracts will open in February 2019. The conference is being organised jointly by: EFSA; the Conservatoire Botanique National de Corse; the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding; the French National Institute for […]

Successful achievement of the meeting “Xylella fastidiosa, an unpredictable threat? Technical and scientific advances in disease control” held in Valencia

Phytoma-España and the Conselleria de Agricultura, Medio Ambiente, Cambio Climático and Desarrollo Rural de la Comunitat Valenciana co-organized the International Meeting “Xylella fastidiosa, an unpredictable threat? Technical and scientific advances in disease control”, which was held on 12 and 13 December at the University of Valencia, Valencia (Spain). The Meeting was attended by some of […]

Estimating mortality rates of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) under the ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) epidemic

Plants, People, Planet, 1(1), 48-58 Authors Tim L. R. Coker (1), Jiří Rozsypálek (2), Anne Edwards (3), Tony P. Harwood (4), Louise Butfoy (4), Richard J. A. Buggs (1, 5) Affiliations 1. Jodrell Laboratory,  Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, UK 2. Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic 3. John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK 4. Kent County Council ‐ County Emergency Centre, Invicta House, […]