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.
The Spanish partner SAMFIX (UA) met on October 17th with the president of the Environmental Volunteering of Llombai, the hiking group of Llombai and secretary of the GAMM association “Grup d´Acció Mediambiental del Marquesat”. A day of information on the objectives and work of SAMFIX and the value of Citizen Science and the fundamental role
On October, 12th, at Parc du Sinodon, Roquefort les Pins (06), during an explorative journey of Société des Gens des Jardins méditerranéens, Marc Bottin, botanist approved by INRA, guided a group through the park and informed visitors about xylosandrus and LIFE SAMFIX program.
The Spanish partner SAMFIX (UA) met at the end of September 2019 with agricultural technicians from the Picassent cooperatives, in the meeting room of the Picassent Town Hall, as stakeholders of the project. A day of dissemination and training of SAMFIX objectives, along with other technicians from the Picassent City Council, who were very interested
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: