European conference on Xylella fastidiosa

A major scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa will take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13 to 15 November 2017. The bacterium X. fastidiosa is a dangerous plant pathogen. The recent detection of X. fastidiosa in Italy, France and Spain represents an important change in the geographical distribution of this plant pathogen, which now poses a serious threat to the agriculture and environment of Europe and the Mediterranean region.

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. The conference will be attended by speakers and participants from Europe, as well as 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 conference is being organised jointly by the European Food Safety Authority (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).

The closing date for registrations is 8 September 2017. 

For more information about the conference, please go to the EFSA website

 

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