Viewing items from February, 2016
In the Spanish region of Galicia the regional government declares for the first time in Spain the presence of Tecia solanivora in Ferrol, Narón and Neda and establishes a series of phytosanitary measures to tackle it: http://www.campogalego.com/es/huerta/llega-a-galicia-la-polilla-guatemalteca-una-nueva-plaga-de-la-patata/
Career-development opportunity: Masters of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management in Switzerland in 2016. http://www.apppc.org/content/career-development-opportunity-masters-advanced-studies-integrated-crop-management
Spain adopts new amendment of the technical Regulation of control and certification of seed potatoes: http://origin.magrama.gob.es/es/prensa/noticias/aprobada-la-modificaci%C3%B3n-del--reglamento-t%C3%A9cnico-de-control-y-certificaci%C3%B3n-de-la-patata-de-siembra-/tcm7-409860-16
An article on the olive quick decline syndrome in south-east Italy is published in the European Journal of Plant Pathology: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10658-015-0784-7
In the UK Forestry Commission’s technical publications are made available in an on-line archive: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/newsrele.nsf/WebNewsReleases/C35327627498B80380257F33004063D4
The French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry publishes an update on outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa found in France in 2015: http://agriculture.gouv.fr/le-point-sur-les-foyers-de-xylella-fastidiosa-en-france
The special agreement comes into force on the cooperation between the All-Russian Centre of Plant Quarantine and the Institute of Plant Quarantine of the Chinese Inspection and Quarantine Academy on the theme: "Monitoring of quarantine and especially dangerous harmful organisms of plants": http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/16141.html
Morocco publishes technical regulation regarding date palm trees: http://www.onssa.gov.ma/fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=696&Itemid=693
The update on the situation of Ambrosia sp. in connection with the eradication campaign in the Russian Federation’s region of Belgorod: http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/15758.html
Rome, FAO Headquarters, 17-27 January 2016
The STDF project 401 aims at training PCE facilitators. Sixty six (66) candidates from all over the world have been selected against stringent criteria to enroll in the first part of the project consisting in an intensive phytosanitary training. Eight trainers with varied competencies have received an update on the Logical Framework Approach as well as on facilitation techniques in order to transfer high standard knowledge and skills to candidates to be trained as PCE facilitators. This 2 weeks intensive encounter held the second half of January was also an opportunity to make the ...
The Plant Protection Network release the website on tospoviruses, genus of negative RNA virus, known by the name of tomato spotted wilt virus. http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/hub/tospovirus/
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) enacted a quarantine of Lake and Cook Counties on July 1, 2014 to slow the spread of he gypsy moth, one of America’s most destructive forests pests. http://www.mda.state.mn.us/gmquarantine
The Workshop on Synergies among the Biodiversity-Related Conventions was held on 8-11 February 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the first joint Workshop of all seven International Biodiversity-Related Conventions, including the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Convention on Wetlands (the Ramsar Convention), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR-FA), and the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO-WHC). The main ...
The International Green Week (exhibition for the food, agricultural and horticultural industries) takes place for the 81st time in Berlin, Germany, in January 2016: http://www.gruenewoche.de/en/