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 trapping methods for vector species in the environment.
- Evaluation of molecular techniques for identification of vector species to provide taxonomic support including development of species-specific assays
- Development and evaluation of molecular techniques for detection of X. fastidiosa in vectors.
The final report of the Euphresco network (F-221 Xylella and its insect vectors) has been published and can be viewed below.