UNITUS team published first results of the monitoring activities performed so far in Circeo National Park on the fungal community associated with the ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus compactus, that invaded mediterranean maquis in several parks of Lazio Region. They conclude in the article that the fungal community reveals high biodiversity and suggests environmental acquisitions. The study
The Samfix project launches the latest version of Samfix Agent, the app that will allow us to help defend nature from Xylosandrus attacks. Samfix Agent will be a valid guide to explore parks and surroundings, and will also allow scientists to collect important data for the study of Xylosandrus. In particular, the new app, already
A new IT infrastructure enhances the Samfix project with a cutting-edge tool: the Samfix Platform. This will allow the collection and exploitation of different data, crossing them with the geographic territories involved. A new database to collect relevant data and make citizens aware of the state of the art of interventions. A central platform for
The traps of Action C5 have been installed. 9th July we installed 12 traps in the SIC ES5233040 “Muela de Cortes y el Caroche”. 23rd July the 12 traps of the SIC ES5233011 “Sierras del Martés y del Ave” have been installed . Both SCIs present in a very rough terrain and was affected for
This summer at the Circeo National Park, all nature lovers will get to know a small insect that lives in our area: the xylosandrus. This insect was imported from Asia and is now permanently stationed in our area. With the help of experts, I can all become a “Samfix agent”, thus making an active contribution
The University of Alicante, spanish partner of SAMFIX Project, convened on February 25, 2020 a national conference on “Early detection of scolitids and other boring beetles of phytosanitary interest”. This conference took place at the headquarters of the forestry and agricultural administration of the Valencian Community, in Valencia. Forestry and agricultural authorities, representatives of neighborhood
The past 28th jannuary, INRAE had a meeting at Villa Thuret with the French agencies involved in the 2019 trappings in order to present the results and discuss the 2020 trappings and push-pull.
Xylosandrus compactus has been reported for the first time in Spain, hosted in a carob tree in Calvià, Majorca. Species have been indentified by specialists of University of Balearic Island, the specialist J.M. Riba, and the Spanish team of SAMFIX project. In June 2019, some unusual symptoms, were observed in a carob tree in a
From 28th to 31st October 2019 the SAMFIX group (saving Mediterranean forests from invasions of Xylosandrus beetles and associated Pathogenic fungi) will meet in Alicante to discuss the results achieved during the first year of work and to plan the new season of capture that will be started in the next months in the main
On October, 19th, 2019, Marc Bottin, botanist, guided citizens through the INRA Jardin Thuret, showing them the botanical characteristics of the plants (CASA Nature program). He informed them about xylosandrus, delivering SAMFIX flyers and telling them about the online questionnaires.