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Tests find trees tolerant to olive tree killer pathogen

Posted on Fri, 01 Apr 2016, 18:47

Tests suggests some varieties of olive trees appear to be resistant to an invasive pathogen posing a serious risk to Europe's olive industry. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35917107?SThisFB

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Ash tree set for extinction in Europe

Posted on Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 11:13

The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to the largest-ever survey of the species. The trees are being killed off by the fungal disease ash-dieback along with an invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer. According to the research, published in the Journal of Ecology, the British countryside will never look the same again. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35876621

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Devastating disease affecting Hawaiian forest trees

Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 15:08

Metrosideros polymorpha is the dominant tree, and foundation, of native Hawaiian forests. Sadly, over the past 2-3 years, a new fungal disease (a Ceratocystis species) has spread rapidly across the Island of Hawai'i, where it has killed trees over much of their range. You can learn more about the spread of the disease here.

http://www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/forestry/disease/ohia_wilt.html

Lyon Arboretum has initiated a program to collect and store Metrosideros seeds in its seed bank. Please consider supporting this important initiative. You can learn more about it here.

https://www.gofundme.com/ohialove/

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Box tree caterpillar tops Royal Horticultural Society pests list

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2016, 15:20

See more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35840137

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WTO Members look at way forward in agriculture talks

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 15:21

WTO members considered the way forward in agriculture talks at the first informal meeting of agriculture negotiations after the WTO Nairobi Ministerial Conference on 8 March.

Members identified a broad set of issues for their continuing negotiations and stressed the central role of agriculture in development, including sanitary, phytosanitary and private standards. See more: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news16_e/agng_09mar16_e.htm

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Presence of Tecia solanivora in the Spanish region of Galicia

Posted on Tue, 01 Mar 2016, 00:00

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/

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Masters of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management in Switzerland in 2016

Posted on Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 15:32

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

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Spain adopts new law on seed potatoes

Posted on Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 15:00

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

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Article on the olive quick decline syndrome in south-east Italy

Posted on Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 00:00

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

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UK Forestry Commission’s technical publications made available

Posted on Sun, 28 Feb 2016, 15:03

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

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Outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa found in France in 2015

Posted on Sat, 27 Feb 2016, 15:12

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

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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

Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2016, 15:17

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

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Morocco publishes technical regulation regarding date palm trees

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2016, 15:19

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

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Situation of Ambrosia sp. in the Russian Federation’s region of Belgorod

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2016, 15:18

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

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