Second European conference on Xylella fastidiosa

How research can support solutions ?

The second scientific conference dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the main ongoing research into Xylella fastidiosa will be held in Ajaccio, Corsica, from 29-30 October 2019. A post-conference field visit will be organised on 31 October. Registration and the call for abstracts are closed.

Latest results from European research projects dealing with X. fastidiosa will be presented, in particular the final results from the Horizon 2020 POnTE project. The conference will also be an opportunity for participants to catch up on the latest advances and achievements of other national and transnational research activities ongoing worldwide and to discuss ways of strengthening coordination and synergies among them.

The programme will include presentations and discussions on the latest data and knowledge on X. fastidiosa, its host plants and vectors and control options. The conference will cover the most recent results of research on:

  • biology and pathogenicity;
  • detection and surveillance;
  • ecology, epidemiology and modelling;
  • insect vectors;
  • risk assessment and assessment of impacts (including environmental and socio-economic impact);
  • sustainable management strategies.

The conference is being organised jointly by: EFSA; the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA); the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES); the Office de l’Environnement de la Corse (OEC) through its department the Conservatoire Botanique National de Corse; the EU-funded projects POnTEXF-ACTORSCURE-XF and EuroXanth; and the Euphresconetwork for phytosanitary research coordination and funding.