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International course on Xylella fastidiosa


8:00AM, Nov 12th, 2018


5:00PM, Nov 16th, 2018


Advanced course: Plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa: detection, identification, monitoring and control

Where: Zaragoza, Spain

When: 12-16 November 2018

The CIHEAM Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza will be organising 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 training 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.

For full program, participation and scholarships details go to:

Please note that funds are available under the NPBDN Professional Development Framework to support one NPBDN member to attend this course.

Any NPBDN member interested in attending the course and seeking funding support should register their interest with the SPHD Secretariat by email ( by COB 27 August 2018. The expression of interest should include a short (~200 word) justification for your attendance at the workshop.

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