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 […]

A training workshop on Xylella preparedness organized by Plant Health Australia in Melbourne

Members of Plant Health Australia (PHA) attended on June 1, 2016 a workshop specifically targeting Xylella fastidiosa priority risk, held at the Holiday Inn, in Melbourne Airport. The invasive bacterial plant pathogen that affects over 200 commercial and ornamental plant species, although not present in Australia, it is of major concern to Australia’s plant industries. The workshop, […]

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POnTE Project presented at conference on Xylella organized by AVA-ASAJA in Valencia

POnTE EU project was presented at the conference “Xylella fastidiosa and the fight against pests and diseases in the EU”, held in Valencia (Spain), on May 10, 2016. The event was organized by the Spanish regional grower association AVA-ASAJA, worried by the possible advancement of the dangerous pathogen, so far identified in Apulia, Provence and […]

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POnTE Project presented at an informative meeting on Xylella fastidiosa held at Bari University

[GTranslate] Google Translation POnTE EU project was presented at the informative meeting “Xylella: let’s take stock”, held at Bari University, Italy, on May 11, 2016. The event was organized by the Apulian section of the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims on the Pseudoscience (CICAP), to help clarify the current situation concerning Xylella outbreak […]

A conference on Xylella and the fight against pest and diseases in the EU organized by AVA-ASAJA in Valencia

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]