CNR-IPSP contribution to the TAIEX program – an expert mission on Xylella detection in Belgrade

Within the framework of the EC TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange) program, CNR-IPSP made its scientific contribution to delivering practical training on detection of Xylella fastidiosa with the application of the Real-Time PCR technique. Following a request from the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection-Plant Protection Directorate, an expert mission on this task […]

A course on detection of Xylella fastidiosa from plant material organised by IVIA in Moncada

A theoretical-practical course on detection of Xylella fastidiosa in plant material, organized by IVIA in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, was held at the National Reference Laboratory for Xylella fastidiosa detection, IVIA facilities, Moncada (Valencia), Spain, on May 11–12, 2017. This course has been attended by 24 technicians from the Spanish Plant Health […]

A training workshop on classical and molecular identification of psyllids held in Edinburgh

A 2-day training workshop (23-24 March 2017) in the classical and molecular identification of psyllids was organised by SG-SASA, the Natural History Museum (NHM), and Rothamsted Research (RRes). The event was funded by the POnTE Project and was hosted by SG-SASA at their headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland. The aim of the workshop was to provide […]

Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum modelling goes to the field

Members of the Work Package 8 of POnTE Project met in Valencia from 16 to 19 of January 2017 to discuss the modelling activities on CaLsol. Researchers from Wageningen University and IVIA visited the production fields of Agricola Villena in Alicante. Fields of carrot, parsnip and celery were visited with the technical managers of Agrovillena. On-site information […]

A workshop on Xylella fastidiosa held in Bari under the “Better Training for Safer Food” EU initiative

Was held in Bari (Italy),  from 7th to 9th November 2016, a training workshop on “Xylella fastidiosa detection and control” organized within the Better Training for Safer Food initiative of the European Commission. The workshop was part of a wider programme of activities that will involve the EU Member States and neighbouring non-EU countries through […]

A technical workshop on psyllid vector identification organized by SASA in Edinburgh

A technical workshop on psyllid identification is going to be organized, in the framework of POnTE Project, on March 23-24 2017 by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) in  Edinburgh, UK. The psyllid ID workshop will provide participants with the classical and molecular taxonomic tools to achieve accurate species identification. The workshop will focus […]

“Pest Organisms threatening Europe: crops and forests. The focus on Xylella fastidiosa in olive fields”, a workshop organized in Madrid

On 14th December 2016 a workshop will be held in Madrid, organized by CITOLIVA with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, with the object of presenting the entire European project POnTE-“Pest Organisms threatening Europe” in Spain, with a special focus on Xylella fastidiosa. It will be a dissemination event whose target […]

Invasive diseases on ash and broadleaved species in Serbia

The one day (September 28th, 2016) training workshop on invasive diseases on ash and broadleaved species was organised by Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Agriculture (University of Belgrade) at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade. The workshop gathered 53 participants from two Public Enterprises “Srbijašume” and “Vojvodinašume”, but also representatives of National Parks, Institute […]

Great achievement in Edinburgh for the training workshop on Xylella fastidiosa detection

A 3-day (September 13-15, 2016) training workshop on Xylella fastidiosa detection was organised by Forest Research Agency (FR) and SG-SASA as part of their participation in POnTE and Euphresco projects. The event was funded by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and was hosted by SG-SASA at their headquarter near Edinburgh, Scotland. The morning of the first day was […]

University of Belgrade hosts a technical workshop on invasive disease on ash and broadleaved species

In the framework of POnTE Project, a workshop for forestry practitioners will be held in Belgrade (Serbia) at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry on September 28th, 2016. This technical workshop will broaden knowledge of foresters and other interested about recently reported alien invasive disease Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. During the workshop, alien invasive Phytophthora species on […]

Two upcoming courses promote innovative diagnostics for plant pathogens

To meet the increasing need for cost-effective and highly sensitive molecular methods for early detection of harmful plant pathogens two innovative training courses will be organized in the next months. The first course will target the recently introduced digital PCR (dPCR), and will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia), from October 5th to 7th, 2016. The […]

A diagnostic training workshop on Xylella fastidiosa in Edinburgh

A training workshop on Xylella fastidiosa detection is going to be held at the Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) facilities, in Edinburgh, UK, from 13 to 15 September, 2016. The workshop will include an open session held on the morning of September 13, and a two-days practical laboratory session reserved for selected participants from the UK […]