EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/205

Outcomes of the 1st Mediterranean Workshop on Solanum elaeagnifolium, Thessaloniki (GR), 2013-07-04/06

The 1st Mediterranean workshop on Solanum elaeagnifolium (Solanaceae, EPPO A2 List) held on 2013-07-04/06 in Thessaloniki (GR) was co-organized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Perrotis College, American Farm School. Fifteen participants from 10 countries attended the meeting (Albania, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey and the USA). From the presentations made during the workshop, it was highlighted that S.;elaeagnifolium is spreading very rapidly in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
A task force of 6 countries is currently preparing a proposal for further studies on the species and possible methods of control. The Food and Agriculture Organization is involved in this proposal which is also open to other countries.


Javid Kashefi, European Biological Control Laboratory. E-mail: javidk@afs.edu.gr
Ahmet Uludag, Igdir University. E-mail: ahuludag@yahoo.com