The conference that takes place on September 25-28 in Ljubljana sees the participation of Tuscia University Andrea Vannini and INRA Teddy Urvois. They respectively focus on the analysis of fungal community associated to Xylosandrus compactus and on species distribution modelling and expansion monitoring of X. crassiusculus and X. compactus. More information on the event at:
The role of the stakeholders in the horticultural sector is fundamental to stem the dangerous Xylosandrus infestation The installation phase of traps for Xylosandrus spp. has been completed, as part of the SAMFIX project (SAving Mediterranean Forests from Invasions of Xylosandrus beetles and associated pathogenic fungi) co-funded by the LIFE program of the European Union,
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A group of 3rd year students from the University of Montpellier were informed about the Xylosandrus and the Samfix project, during their training course about plant morphology and architecture, that took place in the Villa Thuret botanical garden, from 20 to 23 May.
The Xylosandrus spp sampling campaign is currently underway, as part of the SAMFIX project co-funded by the European Union LIFE program. These days the Circeo National Park Authority (project leader), in collaboration with the Parks of the Lazio Region and the Castelporziano Nature Reserve, is busy with the installation of traps for the capture of
On May, 13th, the Association Madame Côte d’Azur visited Villa Thuret – INRA with Marc Bottin. These association’s members were informed about xylosandrus and SAMFIX LIFE Program
Last 3 of May, students from “EFA La Malvesia”, Llombai (Valencia), learned about the invasive species Xylosandrus craussiusculus. 13 students of the 1st course “Uses and Conservation of Natural Environment ” visited the affected area, learned the damage recognison and the traps as monitoring and control tools.
On April 30th, at Villa Thuret – INRA students from Etablissement Vert d’Azur Antibes, were informed about xylosandrus and SAMFIX LIFE Program through a course by CEIBA Diagnostic de l’arbre”
At end of April, has been finish the installation of the traps considered in Action C3 for el Tello and Surroundings. Traps has been distributed accordingly high, medium and low risk points of Xylosandrus craussiusculus dispersion. Traps will be revised fortnightly.
On April 27th, at Villa Thuret – INRA, 257 visitors for a “Great biodiversity challenge” during the Festival des Jardins de la Côte d’Azur. SAMFIX LIFE Programme was presented both through a stand concerning biological invasions, in particular xylosandrus, and a guided visit explaining the traps.