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Prof. Andrea Vannini invited as speaker at the “Diseases and Insects in Forest Nurseries Working Party Meeting”

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

By web_autorivari 8 months ago
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Conference LIFE The Green Link “Affrontare la desertificazione nel Mediterraneo col Cocoon”

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

By web_autorivari 8 months ago
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First record of X. crassiusculus in Slovenia

In Slovenia, X. crassiusculus was found casually in traps during a survey for early detection of the walnut twig beetle,Pityophthorus juglandis Blackman. On 1 August 2017, 117 reddish-brown beetles were caught in a trap in Podsabotin. Shortly after two beetles were foundalso in the sample collected from Prvačina. Herewith Slovenia is the fourth European country

By web_autorivari 9 months ago
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X. crassiusculus back in Valencia

Although in the Valencia region in 2017 no notifications of  Xylosandrus crassiusculus occurred, the inventory carried out during July-October 2018 confirmed that beetles are present in 12 Carob trees distributed in an area of 60 ha surrounding the 2016 outbreak. They were quit difficult to detect, because no  foliar symtoms on canopy are evident, and

By web_autorivari 9 months ago
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SAMFIX kicked off!

The project LIFE SAMFIX kicked-off with a meeting between all partners on July 19-20th at the Circeo national park. A lot of preparatory work is currently in course focusing on the development of an initial lure-based beetle trapping protocol,  the preparation of protocols for the detection, identification and determination of pathogenicity assessment of alien fungi

By web_autorivari 10 months ago