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NEWSLETTER | Mar 30, 2017 ISSUE

Published on Mar 29, 2017 11:24 am 


Francoise Poliakoff (ANSES) new coordinator of POnTE WP 4, dedicated to diagnostics

POnTE Consortium has recently announced an important novelty in its internal organization. Dr. Françoise Poliakoff, senior plant pathologist and head of bacteriology, virology and GMO units in Plant Health Laboratory (ANSES-LSV), has accepted to lead the coordination of the Work Package “4”, dedicated to the “Implementation and validation of diagnostics for early and rapid detection of […]
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Published on Mar 29, 2017 11:13 am 


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 […]
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Published on Mar 28, 2017 10:07 am 


Neonicotinoid insecticides losing efficiency in potato psyllid control

by Kay Ledbetter The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, AgriLife Research entomologist in Amarillo, said while there may be varying degrees of resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides in populations of psyllids across Texas, her recent study indicates […]
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Published on Mar 28, 2017 05:30 am 


Chalara dieback of ash: Everything you need to know

Chalara dieback of ash, also known as Chalara or ash dieback, is a disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. (The fungus was previously called Chalara fraxinea, hence the name of the disease). Chalara causes leaf loss, crown dieback and bark lesions in affected trees. In this web page, realised by the UK Forestry […]
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Mar 20, 2017 06:20 am | Valentina Zoccali

International conference: “Xylella Fastidiosa: Finding Answers to a global phenomenon” and XF-ACTORS Annual Meeting to be held next November in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Call for abstract for the International Conference to be submitted here by 30 april 2017.  EFSA, the European Food and Safety Agency, has announced the organization of a major European conference […]

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Mar 11, 2017 11:06 am | Valentina Zoccali

Euphresco network has announced the publication on its website of the Strategic Research Agenda, developed to set the plant health research priorities for the next years, particularly for the sector of plant biosecurity. With the title “Plant health research co-ordination, cross-sectoral collaboration and learning”, the Agenda wants to stress the fundamental relevance of globalizing the […]

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