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NEWSLETTER | May 21, 2019 ISSUE

Published on May 17, 2019 06:28 am 


Collection of data and information on biology and control of vectors of Xylella fastidiosa

EFSA SUPPORTING PUBLICATIONS | Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2019 Authors Francesco Di Serio 1 , Nicola Bodino 2 , Vincenzo Cavalieri 1 , Stefano Demichelis 5, Michele Di Carolo 4, Crescenza Dongiovanni 4, Giulio Fumarola 4, Gianni Gilioli 7, Emilio Guerrieri 3, Ugo Picciotti 6, Elisa Plazio 2, Francesco Porcelli 6, Matteo Saladini 2, Martina […]
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Published on May 16, 2019 11:40 am 


EFSA updates the pest risk assessment on Xylella fastidiosa in the European Union

EFSA’s Plant Health Panel (PLH) has released an update of the Scientific Opinion on the risks to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory. This assessment provides new insights on controlling the threat in existing outbreaks and preventing further spread of the pathogen in the EU. EFSA used computer modelling to simulate […]
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Published on May 15, 2019 10:52 am 


New insights into the genetic diversity of the bacterial plant pathogen ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ as revealed by a new multilocus sequence analysis scheme

BIORXYV | https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1381-PDN Authors Ahmed Hajri, Pascaline Cousseau-Suhard, Pascal Gentit and Marianne Loiseau Affiliation Plant Health Laboratory, ANSES, Angers, France Abstract ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) has emerged as a serious threat on solanaceous and apiaceous crops worldwide. Five Lso haplotypes (LsoA, LsoB, LsoC, LsoD and LsoE) have been identified so far. To decipher genetic relationships […]
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Published on May 15, 2019 03:34 am 


ACLI RACALE announces the congress “Resilienza: Xylella research talks to people”, to be held in Salento, in September 2019

Along with the loss of millions of olive trees across the Apulian region (Southern Italy), the introduction and relentless spread of Xylella fastidiosa caused a serious socio-cultural problem: mistrust in science and scientists involved in the research of the fastidious bacterium fomented by a consistent part of the civil society. Nowadays, a considerable number of […]
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Published on May 12, 2019 12:01 pm 


EUPHRESCO network releases the final report of the PROMODE Project on monitoring and detection of Xylella fastidiosa

As a high profile pest, Xylella fastidiosa has mobilised important national, European and international resources in the last years. Within this context, the Euphresco network has recently released the final report of the Project 2015-F-146 ‘Harmonized protocol for monitoring and detection of Xylella fastidiosa in its host plants and its vectors (PROMODE)‘. This operational synergy […]
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Published on May 01, 2019 06:45 am 


A new variant of Xylella fastidiosa subspecies multiplex detected in different host plants in the recently emerged outbreak in the region of Tuscany, Italy

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY | https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01736-9 Authors Maria Saponari1, Giusy D’Attoma1, Raied Abou Kubaa1, Giuliana Loconsole2, Giuseppe Altamura1, Stefania Zicca1, Domenico Rizzo3, Donato Boscia1 Affiliations 1 Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Sede Secondaria di Bari Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti […]
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Published on Apr 30, 2019 08:47 am 


The 12th update of the EC database of host plants found susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory has been released

On 11 April 2019, the EC DG Health and Food Safety released the 12th update of the Commission database of host plants found to be susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa in the Union Territory. The total number has risen up to 87 host plant species, respectively, of the X. fastidiosa subspecies multiplex (46), pauca (24, including […]
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Published on Apr 25, 2019 08:30 am 


A training course on the detection of Xylella fastidiosa and CaLsol organized by POnTE in Belgrade (Serbia)

The training course “The theoretical and practical training on the detection of Xylella fastidiosa and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” within the EU H2020 funded project “Pest Organisms Threatening Europe” – POnTE will be held at the Faculty of Agriculture – University of Belgrade (Serbia) from June 24 to 26, 2019. The Training is intended for the […]
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Published on Apr 25, 2019 06:40 am 


Delegates of the DG-SANTE visited the Xylella-demarcated areas in Apulia (Italy) and met local stakeholders and phytosanitary authorities

On April 15 and 16, 2019, a delegation of the Plant Health Unit of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), composed of Dorothée André, Head of the Unit, Harry Arijs, Deputy Head of Unit, and Pasquale di Rubbo, Policy Officer, visited the area of the Apulia Region demarcated as “infected” and affected […]
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Published on Apr 22, 2019 05:01 am 


Knowledge of the pathogenicity and virulence of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca ST53 on susceptible hosts

PROJECT DELIVERABLE 2.1 | WP 2 Biology and pathogenesis | Task 2a Isolation, biology and pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa Authors Maria Saponari 1, Giuliana Loconsole 2 , Franco Nigro 2 Affiliations 1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante (CNR-IPSP), Bari, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli […]
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Recent updates from XF-ACTORS Project



May 16, 2019 12:43 pm | XF-ACTORS

Authors:  Francesco Di Serio Nicola Bodino Vincenzo Cavalieri Stefano Demichelis Michele Di Carolo Crescenza Dongiovanni Giulio Fumarola Gianni Gilioli Emilio Guerrieri Ugo Picciotti Elisa Plazio Francesco Porcelli Matteo Saladini Martina Salerno Anna Simonetto Daniele Tauro Stefania Volani Stefania Zicca Domenico Bosco. Published: 15 May 2019 Abstract: The scope of this project was the collection of […]

The post Collection of data and information on biology and control of vectors of Xylella fastidiosa appeared first on XF-ACTORS.


May 16, 2019 11:22 am | XF-ACTORS

Authors:  EFSA Panel on Plant Health (PLH), Claude Bragard, Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz, Francesco Di Serio, Paolo Gonthier, Marie-Agne s Jacques, Josep Anton Jaques Miret, Annemarie Fejer Justesen, Alan MacLeod, Christer Sven Magnusson, Panagiotis Milonas, Juan A Navas-Corte s, Roel Potting, Philippe Lucien Reignault, Hans-Hermann Thulke, Wopke van der Werf, Antonio Vicent Civera, Jonathan Yuen, Lucia Zappala […]

The post Update of the Scientific Opinion on the risks to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory appeared first on XF-ACTORS.


May 15, 2019 08:59 am | XF-ACTORS

EFSA has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in the EU. Controlling the threat EFSA’s Plant Health Panel (PLH) used computer modelling to simulate […]

The post Xylella update: still no cure, control measures crucial appeared first on XF-ACTORS.


May 10, 2019 06:34 am | XF-ACTORS

Authors:  Catalano, L., Shoki, A.-D., Boscia, D. and Martelli, G.P. Published: 2019 Abstract: The guidelines provide detailed information on: the disease, its symptoms, the vector and outlines specific strategies for the implementation of a contingency programme including: biological and chemical control, nutrition management and best cultural practice. Although the current studies have provided a wealth of […]

The post Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas appeared first on XF-ACTORS.


May 07, 2019 10:26 am | XF-ACTORS

Authors: Beatriz Rey, Nuria Aleixos, Sergio Cubero and José Blasco. Published: January 22, 2019 Abstract: The use of remote sensing to map the distribution of plant diseases has evolved considerably over the last three decades and can be performed at different scales, depending on the area to be monitored, as well as the spatial and […]

The post Xf-Rovim. A field robot to detect olive trees infected by Xylella fastidiosa using proximal sensing appeared first on XF-ACTORS.


Apr 18, 2019 10:33 am | XF-ACTORS

In the framework of the project XF-ACTORS the genetic characterization of the strains cultured from different hosts identified in the outbreak discovered last December in Tuscany, has been completed revealing that a single and novel genotype – denoted “Sequence Type ST87” of the subspecies multiplex was associated with the infections so far detected in this […]

The post Xylella fastidiosa in Tuscany (Italy): typing of the strains revealed the occurrence of a novel sequence type – ST87 appeared first on XF-ACTORS.




 


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