3rd European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa and XF-ACTORS final meeting

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.

The presentations and discussions will take stock of the results from research that has taken place since X. fastidiosa was first detected in Europe in 2013. During this period, scientists have filled knowledge gaps on the distinctive elements of the outbreaks in the EU, consolidated a resilient network for monitoring and testing, and achieved results that have supported and influenced the activities of researchers, stakeholders and policy makers.

The conference programme will reflect the multidisciplinary strategy that has been pursued in research. The conference sessions and discussions will cover the latest findings, data and knowledge on X. fastidiosa as a pathosystem, including:

– Pathogen biology, ecology and genetics

– Epidemiology and modeling of X. fastidiosa diseases

– Host plant-interactions and search for resistant/tolerant germplasm

– Surveillance and early detection tools

– Vectors biology and control

– Endophytic microbial resources and their potential applications for X. fastidiosacontrol;

– Sustainable management strategies for prevention and reduction of the impact of X. fastidiosa diseases

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