An International Workshop on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS) will be organized from the 19th to the 22nd of April 2016 in Bari, Italy, by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) as well as the Near-East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO), the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (MAIB) and the CIHEAM-IAM Bari and Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR). The objectives of this Workshop are to share updated information on the disease and train NPPOs on the pathogen and its vectors, surveillance, diagnostic and control methods. This Workshop will include the following five sessions, a field trip and demonstrations of diagnostic assays.
The workshop will be held at the facilities of CIHEAM, Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo of Bari, located in Valenzano, 12 km southeast of Bari.
POnTE activities will be well represented within the intense four-day program, as several invited speakers, members of project Consortium, will present their updated contributions to the audience.
Furthermore, during the opening day, on 19th April, the Coordinator, Dr. Donato Boscia (CNR-IPSP), will give a speech, scheduled at 2:50 PM, within Session 2, to illustrate aims and organization of the Project to the attendants.
All conference sessions, planned for 19th April, will be live streamed.