European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa: Finding Answers to a Global Problem

An event at the University of the Balearic Islands will provide a platform for in-depth discussion on the results of research into X. fastidiosa and its vectors, in support of on-going efforts to control the European outbreaks.

Nov. 9, 2017
By Olive Oil Times Staff

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A major sci­en­tific con­fer­ence on European research into Xylella fas­tidiosa will be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain November 13 to 15. 

The con­fer­ence is being organ­ised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco net­work for phy­tosan­i­tary research coor­di­na­tion and fund­ing, the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS, and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).
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The event will pro­vide a plat­form for in-depth dis­cus­sion on the results of research into Xylella fas­tidiosa and its vec­tors, in sup­port of on-going efforts to con­trol the European outbreaks. 

The event will pro­vide a plat­form for in-depth dis­cus­sion on the results of research into X. fas­tidiosa and its vec­tors, in sup­port of ongo­ing efforts to con­trol the European outbreaks.

As well as speak­ers and par­tic­i­pants from Europe, the con­fer­ence will be attended by sci­en­tific experts from other parts of the world — such as Brazil and the United States — where X. fas­tidiosa has been present for many years.





The recent detec­tion of X. fas­tidiosa in Italy, France and Spain rep­re­sents an impor­tant change in the geo­graph­i­cal dis­tri­b­u­tion of the dan­ger­ous plant pathogen, which now poses a seri­ous threat to the agri­cul­ture and envi­ron­ment of Europe and the Mediterranean region.

This year’s con­fer­ence fol­lows the work­shop Xylella fas­tidiosa: knowl­edge gaps and research pri­or­i­ties for the EU that was organ­ised in 2015 by EFSA and the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research and Innovation, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Health and Food Safety.

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This sci­en­tific con­fer­ence is ded­i­cated to the pre­sen­ta­tion and dis­cus­sion of results of European research projects on X. fas­tidiosa and its vec­tors. Priority for par­tic­i­pa­tion will be given to sci­en­tists already involved in research on X. fas­tidiosa, or who are embark­ing on new research into the topic. Risk asses­sors, risk man­agers and stake­hold­ers will also be impor­tant con­trib­u­tors to the discussion.



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