EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/055

International Symposium on the European outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in olive (Gallipoli, IT, 2014-10-21/24)

The ‘International Symposium on the European outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in olive’, will be held in Gallipoli, Italy, on the 21st and 22nd of October 2014. It will be followed by three technical laboratory workshops at the CRSFA, Locorotondo, on the 23rd and 24th of October 2014, to address practical methodologies and techniques for the detection and monitoring of the bacterium and its vectors. This Symposium is organized by the Institute of Plant Virology (CNR, Bari), the Department of Soil, Plant and Food Science of the University of Bari, the Research Center ‘Basile Caramia’ (CRSFA) of Locorotondo, and the National and Regional Plant Health Services.

Gallipoli is located in the area where the main outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa was first reported in October 2013. The Symposium will offer a detailed overview of this emerging threat and provide participants the opportunity for exchanging information with the main international experts.

The Symposium will address the following topics:
  • The quick decline syndrome of olive
  • Epidemiology, ecology and management of Xylella fastidiosa-related diseases
  • Occurrence of Xylella fastidiosa in Apulia and its implications
  • Current actions for containment

Contact: Dr Donato Boscia - d.boscia@va.ivv.cnr.it


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