Conference on Xylella fastidiosa: 29-30 October 2019

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Ajaccio, Corsica
29 October 2019 to 30 October 2019

Second European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa

The second scientific conference on ongoing research into Xylella fastidiosa is being held in Ajaccio, Corsica, from 29 to 30 October 2019.

A post-conference field visit organised by the OEC on 31 October will allow participants to become familiar with the Corsican landscape, crops and potential host plants for X. fastidiosa and its vectors in this environment.

The 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 that are ongoing worldwide and to discuss ways of strengthening coordination and synergies.

The programme includes presentations and discussions on the latest data and insights on X. fastidiosa, its host plants and vectors and control options. The conference is covering 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 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 POnTE, XF-ACTORS, CURE-XF and EuroXanth; and the Euphresconetwork for phytosanitary research coordination and funding.


Registrations to the conference are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact xylella_conference [at]

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