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1st International Workshop on: “Xylella fastidiosa – diagnosis, control, and management measures” | Morocco, 2-8 February 2020

24 January 2020

The CURE-XF project (http://www.cure-xf.eu/) is organizing its 1st International Workshop on: “Xylella fastidiosa – diagnosis, control, and management measures” in Morocco from 2 to 8 February 2020. 
 
The International Workshop is jointly organised by CIHEAM Bari (Italy), as Project Coordinator, the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and INRA Maroc, the Moroccan partner of the project. 
 
The International Workshop objectives are: 

  • Providing basic scientific knowledge and practical experiences on different aspects underlining the complex pathogen-hosts-vectors interactions;
  • Promoting research capacity building in Third Countries; 
  • Raising awareness on the emerging threats posed by Xylella fastidiosa; 
  • Supporting pest risk assessment. 

The programme will include lectures and practical sessions on: 
- Biology (host range and symptomatology) and genetics; 
- Diagnosis and strain characterization (isolation and culturing, serological and innovative molecular approaches); 
- Novel applications to support monitoring programs and surveys; 
- Identification of insect vectors and monitoring approaches. 
 
Target audience:
Plant Pathologists, Entomologists, Phytosanitary Inspectors and Risk Managers coming from Morocco and other countries and dealing with plant diseases.

Programme