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Published on Mar 04, 2019 10:46 am 

Researchers from POnTE Project contribute to the EuroXanth Core Group Meeting in Catania

A Core Group Meeting of the EuroXanth COST Action CA16107 has been organised at the Università degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento di Agricoltura e Ambiente, in Sicily, Italy, on February 25-27, 2019. is approaching its midterm in April 2019. In order to plan the second half of this COST Action, dedicated to “Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in […]
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Published on Feb 24, 2019 08:20 am 

EPPO reports new haplotypes of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’, identified in collaboration with the POnTE Project

EPPO has reported new haplotypes of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in its last EPPO Reporting Service 2019 no. 2. The newly described haplotype U was identified in Finland. It was found in the psyllid, Trioza urticae (Hemiptera: Triozidae), and its host plant, Urticae dioica (stinging nettle; Urticaceae). This is the first report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in […]
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Published on Feb 21, 2019 01:27 pm 

Second European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: how research can support solutions

The second scientific conference dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the main ongoing research into Xylella fastidiosa will be held in Ajaccio, Corsica, from 29-30 October 2019. A post-conference field visit will be organised on 31 October. Registration and the call for abstracts are now open. Latest results from European research projects dealing with X. […]
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Published on Feb 20, 2019 03:17 am 

BIOCONTROL 2019 International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases next to be held in Viterbo

BIOCONTROL 2019, the 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases will be held in Viterbo, Italy from 9th – 11th July. The Symposium will be held at Università della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE) which is part of the unique academic pole of agriculture based research in central Italy. BIOCONTROL will focus on the main scientific, technical and […]
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Recent updates from XF-ACTORS Project

Feb 28, 2019 06:23 am | XF-ACTORS

Authors: Giacomo Santoiemma; Giovanni Tamburini; Francesco Sanna; Nicola Mori; Lorenzo Marini. Published: February 23, 2019 Link for download: The meadow spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae; Linnaeus, 1758), is considered the main vector in the ongoing Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in the olive groves of southern Italy. Identifying the factors driving the spatial distribution of P. […]

The post Landscape composition predicts the distribution of Philaenus spumarius, vector of Xylella fastidiosa, in olive groves appeared first on XF-ACTORS.

Feb 19, 2019 05:57 am | XF-ACTORS

It was more than 5 years ago when for the first time olive oil producers in Apulia region (southern Italy) started to report about severe desiccations affecting their olive trees, whose rapid progression was something unusual and never seen before in this area. Canopies of the trees showed brown patches of desiccated branches, which rapidly […]

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Feb 15, 2019 08:39 am | XF-ACTORS

XylAppEU (vers. 2.1.2), an advanced version of the android application XylAppPuglia developed by CIHEAM of Bari for the official monitoring of Xylella fastdiosa in Puglia, has been completely redesigned, for the acquisition and traceability of field data in three pilot areas of the European territory (Spain, Greece and Italy), related to plant material and insects (vectors and spy insects). The demo version […]

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Feb 04, 2019 09:32 am | XF-ACTORS

On February 6th the activities of “Community of Practice” will begin. The Community of Practice is an initiative designed by a team that sees the collaboration of CIHEAM-IAMB (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies- Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari) and Federbio in the framework of the XF-ACTORS project. The initiative will consist in a […]

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