Brisbane’s International forum: vigilance urged against Xylella fastidiosa

Experts from across the globe have come together on 17–19 May in Brisbane, Australia, to share knowledge and strengthen Australia’s defences against one of the world’s most devastating plant pests, Xylella fastidiosa. The 2017 International forum on Xylella fastidiosa has gathered together skilled experts from France, Italy, New Zealand, Taiwan, the United States, as well as […]

Ongoing research on Xylella in Apulia presented by M. Morelli at the University of Belgrade

The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, within the framework of POnTE dissemination activities, hosted an invited lecture on “Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in Apulia and the attempt of research to counteract its spread” on May 15. The lecture was given by Dr. Massimiliano Morelli, a researcher at the CNR-Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Bari, and […]

The University of Costa Rica organises a workshop on the Xylella fastidiosa host status of P. roebelenii palm

Being involved in POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects, the University of Costa Rica is currently cooperating with the National phytosanitary authorities to investigate the role of the palm tree Phoenix roebelenii as host of Xylella fastidiosa. The closing of the plant exporting market from Costa Rica to Europe has had an important social and economic impact, […]

J.A. Navas-Cortés will present POnTE at ESPACIOINNOVA event organised by CITOLIVA in Spain

ESPACIOINNOVA is an event organised by CITOLIVA every 2 years in the frame of Expoliva, an International Fair of the olive oil and allied industries, this year being held in Jaén, Spain, from 10 to 12 May, 2017. This event brings the results of R&D and innovation projects in which CITOLIVA is involved. In ESPACIOINNOVA […]

IVIA participated in informative days on Xylella threat organized by La Unio, in Valencian Community

On March 2, 2017, an informative day about Xyella fastidiosa took place in the village of Vallada, in Valencia, Spain, organised by an important farmer’s association, La Unió de Llauradors i Ramaders, that has a great interest in warning their members about the devastating effect of this pathogen. Vallada is located in an area with important […]

Xylella and several key topics of POnTE will be presented at the MPU Congress next to be held in Cordoba

The upcoming Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union entitled “Plant health sustaining Mediterranean Ecosystems” will be held in Córdoba, Spain, from June 20-23, 2017. MPU meetings promote dissemination of the latest scientific advances and encourage dialogue and collaboration between researchers interested in all aspects of Phytopathology, especially those from Mediterranean countries. The meeting promises to […]

A workshop organized by CITOLIVA presented POnTE Project to the Spanish audience

The Olive Oil and Olive Farming Technological Center, CITOLIVA, organized last 14th December in Madrid a presentation workshop of the European Project POnTE which, under the title “Plagues threatening Europe”, addresses, among others, the latest advances in the fight against ‘Xylella fastidiosa’ which has recently regained prominence due to the confirmation in Spain of the […]

POnTE contributes to the launch of XF-ACTORS, the new H2020 Project on Xylella fastidiosa

On 14th-16th of November the IAMB (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy) will host the Kick-off meeting of the Project “Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy (XF-ACTORS)”, funded under the H2020 Programme – EU.3.2.1.1. – Increasing production efficiency and coping with climate change, while ensuring sustainability and resilience – Topic SFS-09-2016 – Spotlight on critical outbreak of pests: […]

POnTE presented in Lisbon at the WG Meeting COST Action NNEXT ‘Non-native tree species for European forests’

POnTE EU project was presented at joint WG Meeting COST Action FP1403 ‘Non-native tree species for European forests – experiences, risks and opportunities (NNEXT) Lisbon, Portugal’. The meeting was held in Lisbon (Portugal) from October 3 to 6, 2016 and organized by the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. During her talk about ‘Non-native tree species , […]

Research on Xylella carried out in POnTE arose the interest of the audience at SIPAV meeting

POnTE Project and the research carried out within the Consortium were on the spot at the XXII National Congress of the Italian Society of Plant Pathology (SIPAV), held in Rome from 19 to 22 September 2016, and organized by the Plant Pathology Research Centre of the Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis (CREA-PAV). More than 200 […]

Risk assessment activities of POnTE presented at the IPRRG meeting in Parma

The 10th Meeting of the International Pest Risk Research Group (IPRRG), organized in association with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was held from 23-26 August 2016 at EFSA’s headquarters in Parma, Italy. This yearly meeting of scientists and risk assessors involved in pest risk modelling and mapping methods presented innovative research from all over […]

POnTE research on Xylella features a major contribution to the XXII Congress of the Italian Society of Plant Pathology

The XXII National Congress of the Italian Society of Plant Pathology (SIPAV), held in Rome from 19 to 22 September 2016, will see the participation of a consistent number of researchers engaged in the Consortium POnTE. Given the state of high alert for the EU territory, on Tuesday 20, a dedicated session will cover research […]

“Xylella fastidiosa one year after ?”, a conference in Paris

On September 16, 2016, RMT VegDiag (Réseau mixte technologique ‘’Diagnostic en santé végétale”), a French technological network associating all stakeholders interested in diagnostics in plant health, will organize a conference entitled: “Xylella fastidiosa one year after? Knowledge’s and perspectives of research and development”. Several members of POnTE will participate. Dr. Marie-Agnès Jacques (INRA) and Dr. Françoise Poliakoff (Anses) […]

Xylella will be a major topic at the XVIII Congress of the Spanish Society of Phytopathology

The 18th edition of the Congress of the Spanish Society of Phytopathology (SEF) will take place in the city of Palencia (Spain), from 20 to 23 September, 2016. The Conference will include five plenary sessions and three simultaneous conference lectures. More than 300 participants are expected between researchers, industry leaders, investors, policy makers, and stakeholders, […]

Three IVIA researchers speakers at the conference “Xylella fastidiosa: a threat to the olive tree” in La Jana (Spain)

On July 13, as announced, a conference on the threat of Xylella fastidiosa for olives, organized by the Spanish local grower association ‘La Unió de Llauradors I Ramaders’, took place in La Jana, a village on the eastern coast of Spain (in the province of Castellón), with the participation of three scientists from IVIA, who […]

“Xylella fastidiosa: a threat to the olive tree”, a conference in La Jana (Spain), land of monumental olives

On Wednesday 13 July, the growers association ‘La Unió de Llauradors I Ramaders’ from Comunitat Valenciana region in Spain will organize the conference ‘Xylella fastidiosa: a threat to the olive tree’. Prof. Maria M. Lopez from IVIA, a member of the POnTE consortium, will give a talk about the Xylella disease in olive, introducing also […]

Understanding space-time dynamics of plant disease epidemics: Verticillium wilt and Xylella fastidiosa as case studies: a seminar by Dr. Juan Antonio Navas-Cortés (CSIC-IAS) in Bari

The CNR-Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, in the context of POnTE activities, hosts for a 10-day visit the research team from CSIC-IAS. During this visit, Dr. Juan A. Navas-Cortés will give a speech on “Understanding space-time dynamics of plant disease epidemics: Verticillium wilt and Xylella fastidiosa as case studies”,  on July 6, 2016 at 11:00 am. […]

A conference on challenges for risk assessment of Xylella organized by ANSES in Paris

On March 10, 2016 a conference on “Challenges for Risk Assessment and Risk Management for crops and the environment?” was held in Paris, at Bâtiment Copernic–Maisons Alfort, organized by Dr. Charles Manceau, director of Plant Health sector at ANSES.  Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterium responsible for emerging diseases in France and Italy which constitute a threat to […]

Host-pathogen interactions: new insights into the genomics of Xylella fastidiosa: a lecture by Dr. Jacques in Bari

The CNR-Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, in the context of POnTE activities, will host a lecture entitled “Host-pathogen interactions: new insights into the genomics of Xylella fastidiosa” on June 24, 2016 at 09:00. The lecture will be given by Dr. Marie-Agnès Jacques, Director of Research of the EmerSys (Emergence, Systematics and Ecology of plant pathogenic bacteria) […]

POnTE Project presented at the II TRAFOON Training Workshop on Olives, held in Córdoba

On June 8, 2016, POnTE project was presented at the II TRAFOON Training Workshop on Olives, held in Córdoba (Spain) at the principalship of the Córdoba University. During her talk, given in Spanish, on the Current situation and scientific advances in the pathosystem Xylella fastidiosa-olive, Dr. Blanca Landa, researcher at the IAS-CSIC, took the opportunity to […]