Landscape restoration due to Xylella fastidiosa invasion in Italy: Assessing the hypothetical public’s preferences

Since 2013, the olive landscapes have gradually degenerated due to the spread and establishment of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca (hereafter Xf) in Apulia, southern Italy. From 2013 to 2019, a total of approximately 54,000 hectares of olive orchards in the south of this region have been seriously damaged, and their restoration will progressively regenerate the economic, social, cultural and environmental nonmarket benefits. Since there is a willingness to restore the affected landscape in the ...
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Assessment of Ionomic, Phenolic and Flavonoid Compounds for a Sustainable Management of Xylella fastidiosa in Morocco

Morocco belongs to the countries ranked at a high-risk level for entry, establishment, and spread of Xylella fastidiosa, which has recently re-emerged as a plant pathogen of global importance causing olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS). Symptomatic infection by X. fastidiosa leads to devastating diseases and important economic losses. To prevent such losses and damages, countries without current outbreaks like Morocco need to first understand their host plant responses to X....
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The 3rd European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa and the final meeting of the XF-ACTORS project will be held online from 26 April to 30 April 2021

The meeting of XF-ACTORS, the EU Horizon 2020 research project devoted to this plant pathogenic bacterium, will precede the conference. The 3rd European conference on Xylella fastidiosa is organised by EFSA and XF-ACTORS with the active contribution of the major EU and transnational research initiatives tackling X. fastidiosa – BIOVEXO, CURE-XF, ERC MultiX, EUPHRESCO, EUROXANTH, and Life Resilience. For more information: https://www.efsa.europa.eu/it/events/event/3rd...
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Euphresco Network, final report published

Euphresco is a network of organisations funding research projects and coordinating national research in the phytosanitary area. The overall goal of Euphresco is to support coordination and collaboration in the area of phytosanitary research, and to become a strong, long-term network of funders that fully incorporate existing and new members. The main objectives of this project focussed on: Surveys of potential vector species and association with plant hosts.Evaluation of sampling and trap...
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Two very interesting articles have been published on well-known scientific journal

In the framework of the CURE-XF Project, two very interesting articles have been published on well-known scientific journals: a) "Xylella fastidiosa invasion of new countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: Ranking the potential exposure scenarios", by Michel Frem Daniel Chapman, Vincenzo Fucilli, Elia Choueiri, Maroun El Moujabber, Pierfederico La Notte, Franco Nigro, NeoBiota, 2020https://neobiota.pensoft.net/article/53208/ b) "Estimating the epidemiology of emerging Xylell...
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EC Innovation Radar

On the occasion of the CURE-XF mid-term meeting held at CIHEAM Bari on 15-16 October 2018, our Project Officer, Mr O. Perez-Punzano, invited Mr Brink Gunnar, expert monitor of the European Commission's Innovation Radar, to take part in the meeting with the purpose of interviewing all participants to better know their institutions and search for the most innovative consortium partner. Following that meeting with the monitor expert, we are delighted to officialise that two of the inn...
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First announcement International Workshop “Xylella fastidiosa: Diagnosis, control, and management measures” (Morocco, 2-8 February, 2020)

The CURE-XF project (http://www.cure-xf.eu/) is pleased to announce its 1st International Workshop on: “Xylella fastidiosa – diagnosis, control, and management measures”, which will take place 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 ...
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CURE-XF Reportage by Agence France Presse

Recently, the Agence France Presse crew came to CIHEAM Bari to shoot a reportage on the CURE-XF Project to be broadcasted on different media. Our project was chosen as exemple of successful EU-funded research project. Please, find below the links to the comprehensive TV report: French version https://www.liberation.fr/depeches/2019/07/31/italie-lueur-d-espoir-dans-la-lutte-contre-la-lepre-des-oliviers_1742951 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrPy-XEEr2A English version ht...
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