“Current situation and perspectives of the diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa in the Mediterranean basin”: a symposium in Valencia

On 28 September 2017, the Regional Government of Comunitat Valenciana (Conselleria d’Agricultura, Medi Ambient, Canvi Climàtic i Desenvolupament Rural) and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA) will organize a conference on Xylella fastidiosa in Valencia, Spain, under the title “Current situation and perspectives of the diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa in the Mediterranean Basin”. […]

CSIC researchers invited to talk about the current situation of Xylella at the event organized by Cajasur in Cordóba

A dissemination event aiming at presenting the current situation of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain to farmers and the general public will be held on 20 September, in Cordóba. The event has been organized by Cajasur, a Spanish Credit Union, whose clients mainly come from the agricultural sector and particularly from the olive, grapes, citrus and […]

A symposium lecture on Xylella will be given by D. Boscia at the event organized by the XylVec Project in Slovenia

A mini symposium on Xylella fastidiosa, organized by the National Institute of Biology (NIB), will be held in Marezige, Slovenia on 4 October 2017.. The event is included in the activities of the Slovenian National project XylVec (“Development of methods and procedures for the rapid detection and management of bacterial diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa […]

J.A. Navas-Cortés will present POnTE research at the event “Current situation and new challenges in plant health” held in Jaén

The POnTE Project will be presented at the dissemination event “Situación actual y nuevos retos en sanidad vegetal” (i.e. “Current situation and new challenges in plant health”), organised by CITOLIVA and will be held in Torredelcampo (Jaén), Spain, from 26 to 28 September, 2017. Dr. Juan Antonio Navas-Cortés, a researcher at IAS-CSIC (Cordóba, Spain), will […]

POnTE research on Xylella-olive interaction will be presented at “Effectome-Resistance” workshop in Banyuls sur Mer

A workshop entitled “Deciphering plant-microbe interactions for sustainable crop production” will be held from  12 to  15  September 2017, in Banyuls sur Mer, France. The event is jointly organized by «Effectome» and «Resistance», two French scientific networks, coordinated by INRA, Montpellier, INRA, Toulouse and in collaboration with the EuroXanth COST Action (CA 16107) “Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated […]

EFSA has released the official program of the Mallorca International conference on Xylella fastidiosa

EFSA has released the official program of the “European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem”,  to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on 13‒15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding, the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS, […]

POnTE research on hemipteran vectors presented at HPIS 2017 organised by CSIC in Madrid

The 3rd Hemipteran-Plant Interaction Symposium (HPIS 2017) was held in Madrid, Spain, at the CSIC main campus on June 4‒8, 2017. This interdisciplinary forum brought together 230 researchers from more than 30 different countries from all over the world who covered a broad range of topics about plant-hemipteran-pathogen interactions. Hemipterans are probably the most damaging […]

Last updates on Xylella research in Europe presented at the 15th MPU Congress in Córdoba

The 15th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union entitled “Plant health sustaining Mediterranean Ecosystems” was held in Córdoba, Spain, June 20‒22, 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. Around 200 participants from 26 countries […]

Leonardo De La Fuente and Joao Lopes in Bari for a study visit on Xylella fastidiosa

From 12 to 16 June, 2017, CNR-IPSP, in collaboration with UNIBA-DiSSPA, organized a study visit of two major experts in the field of Xylella fastidiosa and associated vectors, Leonardo De La Fuente, Associate Professor at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology of Auburn University (Alabama, USA) and Prof. João Roberto Spotti Lopes, Team Leader […]

A conference in Mallorca on “Xylella fastidiosa: from the global threat to the local situation”

A conference on Xylella fastidiosa, aiming at providing key information from global point of view to the local situation in Balearic Islands, will be held at the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca. The event, organised by INAGEA (Instituto de Investigaciones Agroambientales y de Economía del Agua), CSIC and FUEIB (Fundaciò Universitat Empresa de Les […]

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 […]