Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2016, 16:31
The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is a devastating pathogen that has more than 300 plant hosts belonging to crop, ornamental, forestry and natural vegetation species. Among them Citrus, grapes, almonds and olive are of main importance in the Near East and North Africa region.
Following the outbreaks of X. fastidiosa associated to the olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS) in Apulia (Italy), the National Plant Protection Organizations of the North-African and Near East countries have strongly expressed their concern and the need to get further information and training on Xylella fastidosa and the quick decline syndrome of olive to be able to prevent the introduction and spread of this pest.
As a result, FAO, the IPPC, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)-Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo of Bari (IAMB) with the support of the Near-East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO) and the European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) have organized an international workshop to share updated information on *Xylella fastidiosa, their vectors and the OQDS, and train NPPOs in the recent developed methods and technical protocols for early surveillance, diagnosis and control. This International workshop will be held in Valenzano (IT) on 19-22 of April.
The first 2 days of the workshop will be streamed, you can access the feed by going at that link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ktT34Ux96fg