On 11 and 12 February, the International Olive Council held a meeting with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM) to establish the programme for the advanced course on the monitoring and surveillance of olive pathogens which will take place at the IAMZ from 30 November to 4 December 2020.
This meeting was attended by Donato Boscia from the IPSP-CNR (Italy); Amparo Ferrer Matoses from the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition of Valencia (Spain); Blanca Landa del Castillo from the IAS-CSIC (Spain); Francisco Javier López Escudero from the UCO (Spain); Sybren Vos from ESFA (Italy); Abdelkrim Adi and Catarina Bairrão Balula from the IOC; and Manuela Cerezo and Ramzi Belkhodja from the IAMZ-CIHEAM.
The course will provide up-to-date information on olive pathogen surveillance and monitoring, particularly in the cases of Xylella fastidiosa and Verticillium dahliae.
The representatives of the IOC also held an informal meeting with Javier Sierra, the Director of the IAMZ, to discuss plans for collaborative action in the future, reinforcing the strong bond that already exists between the two institutions.
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