Today the sampling campaign of Xylosandrus spp at Circeo Park kicked off. Researchers from UNITUS and INRA together with staff of the Circeo National Park are working at the moment at the Promontory and in the State Forest to install the traps. Goal is to verify the invasion status and to select a specific lure for Xylosandrus, useful to activate future
The activities of SAMFIX, with particular attention to the fungal-insect association and related risk, were presented as oral communication at the final meeting of the Action COST FP1406: pine canker – strategies for the management of gibberella circulated in greenhouses and forests (PINESTRENGTH), in Skopje (Macedonia), on March 26th.
On March 26th, a theorico-practical training day has been imparted for plant health inspectors and autorities of Generalitat Valenciana, under Action A4.2. At the first part, SAMFIX project has been presented and we speak on biology, ecology, distribution and invasive process of Xylosandrus craussiusculus. After a coffe break a mini-workshop of insect identification and tree
LIFE SAMFIX team reuned in the beautiful garden of Villa Thuret at Antibes. Preparing for the first trapping season that will be kicked off in forthcoming months. Highly necessary because previous activities have shown that infestation is spreading along the Tyrrhenian coast. No time to lose! Stay tuned
On the 23th of January SAMFIX partners will meet again to discuss the results achieved during the first half a year and to plan the forthcoming first trapping season in the Italian, French and Spanish core sites. Next day, they will show their work and plans to the LIFE Monitor who follows-up the project on
A map of Ecosystem services for El Tello and Surrounding has been drawn by the UA team. This implied the digital cartography on 4151 ha of natural and semi-natural ecosystem and land uses (agriculture, residential, routes,…), using the aerial photos RGBI of Comunitat Valenciana (25 cm pixel). Flights hereto were performed between 13/06/2018 to 30/07/2018.
On 14 December 2018, the INRA team of SAMFIX organized a meeting in Antibes in order to gather all French partners and supporting institutions. The meeting was hosted by the partner Ville d’Antibes and the local staff of INRA Villa Thuret. The meeting was highly successful with more than 40 attendants. Most of the local
On 8-9 November 2018 SAMFIX Project Manager Daniele Guarneri and Management Technical Assistant Gertruud van Leijen participate to the kick-off meeting of the LIFE projects on Nature and Biodiversity that have been approved this year. During this event, organised by EASME in collaboration with the DG Environment of the European Commission and NEEMO, representatives of
Prof. Andrea Vannini presented as invited speaker at the “Diseases and Insects in Forest Nurseries Working Party Meeting” of the IUFRO Working Party 7.03.04 at Kusadasi (Turkey) 21-26 October, 2018 the communication “The Ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus compactus and associated fungi: a new risk for European flora associated to nurseries and trading of living plants”. The
Tuesday, October 23th, at the Botanical Garden of Rome, the LIFE Project The Green Link (LIFE15 CCA / ES / 000125) organized its conference “Facing desertification in the Mediterranean with the Cocoon”. During the day, that was chaired by our Management Technical Assistant Gertruud van Leijen, an innovative technique was shared with the Italian audience