European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem

13/11/2017, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Organizers: EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network and the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS.

When: 13-15 November 2017

Where: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The event 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. 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 this dangerous plant pathogen, which now poses a serious threat to the agriculture and environment of Europe and the Mediterranean region.

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