EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2016 Num. article: 2016/027

International Workshop on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS) (Bari, IT, 2016-04-19/22)

An International Workshop on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS) will be organized from the 19th to the 22nd of April 2016 in Bari, Italy, by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) as well as the Near-East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO), the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (MAIB) and the CIHEAM-IAM Bari and Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR). The objectives of this Workshop are to share updated information on the disease and train NPPOs on the pathogen and its vectors, surveillance, diagnostic and control methods. This Workshop will include the following five sessions, a field trip and demonstrations of diagnostic assays.

Session 1:        Opening; general presentations on the pathogen and relative vectors and disease impact; the Apulian outbreak; the state of the research.
Session 2:        PRAs and existing projects (EUPHRESCO, FAO, etc.).
Session 3:        Legal aspects, presentation of the EC legislation, presentation of other countries legislations and implications for trade.
Session 4:        Surveillance and control methods.
Session 5:        Communication aspects on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS), as well as on pests in general.

Pre-registration is open until the 31st of March (no registration fees):

Call for abstracts is open until the 15th of March:


EPPO Secretariat (2016-01).