Pest Organisms Threatening Europe (POnTE)


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The targets pathosystems are: 1) Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors in olive, grapevine, citrus, stone fruit, ornamentals 2) Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum and its vectors in potato, tomato and carrot: and 3) Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus (anomorph. Chalara fraxinea) and Phytophtora spp. seriously affecting broadleaf and conifer species in forest ecosystems.


POnTE will result pest prevention and management work plan by a) implementing pest risk assessments: b) preventing the entry and develop early detection tools: c) mitigating the spread and reduce the socio-economic impact: d) IPM based on cultural practices and physical environmentally-friendly treatments: e) support knowledge-based decision-making policies at EU.