Advanced course – Plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa: Detection, identification, monitoring and control
November 12 @ 8:00 - November 16 @ 17:00
From 12-16 November 2018, the CIHEAM Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza will be organizing an advanced course for professionals on “Plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa: detection, identification, monitoring and control”. The course will involve 14 European and international expert lecturers and is being sponsored by the Spanish Agriculture Ministry and supported by several EU projects – XF-Actors, POnTE and MSCA-RISE CURE XF.
The week long course will consist of 40 hours of expert training and will include 10 hours of practical hands-on learning sessions. It will count on the participation of some of the top plant health and “Xylella” experts in Europe and the rest of the world and will provide one of the most comprehensive expert trainings on this new and emerging disease to date. The course has been designed to provide training and share expert knowledge with professionals, technical experts and scientists who need to update or improve their knowledge to assess and manage this emerging disease in Europe. The course has been developed for Mediterranean and European professionals and is also open to a number of experts from other global regions who need to update their scientific and technical knowledge in this area.
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The course will provide advanced knowledge, improve capacity building and raise awareness on the following: biology and ecology of X. fastidiosa and its vectors; epidemiology of the diseases it causes; status of the current situation in Europe and worldwide; new approaches to investigate host-pathogen-vector interactions; recent developments in sustainable disease management and legislative measures.
The course is targeted at professionals from plant protection services or competent authorities in plant health certification and inspection, technical advisors and experts from R&D institutions involved or concerned in the development and implementation of prevention and management plans against Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors. Participation will also be open to candidates with the same professional background that wish only to attend all or part of the lectures (excluding practical work sessions).