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VERTICILLIUM WILT IN TREE SPECIES; A CONCERTED ACTION FOR DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND CONTROL STRATEGIES

Objective



This Concerted Action contributes to the Objectives addressed by concertation(area 6) by coordinating research in area 4 (Agriculture, forestry and rural development) of the programme. It concerns mainly the topic areas "Plant health" (441) and 'Agriculture-environment interactions' (412), although the research is also related to areas 432 (Biomass production) and 453 (Forest conservation and protection).
The proposal involves 8 research groups from 5 EU-member countries. The general objectives are: A. Coordination of European research on verticillium wilt in tree species B. Developing innovative and environmentally sound control strategies C. Preparation of a compendium on verticillium wilt in tree species D. Compiling a proposal for shared cost research.
The structural philosophy of the project is to bring together the eight participatin groups, currently working on several aspects of Verticillium Wilt in different member countries, aiming at interchanging ideas and scientific knowledge, standardization of methods and promoting future cooperation on the basis of a SC project. During the three meetings which have been planned within a 2-year period a Compendium on Verticillium Wilt in trees and also a RTD-proposal will be prepared.
The research activities, that will be coordinated, include three main research areas
1. Identification of resistant germplasm
2. Improving pre-planting risk assessment procedures
3. Epidemiological aspects related to biological control.
Within these three research areas twelve research tasks have been identified. Integration of the results from the three research areas with present information will prepare the basis for developing innovative and environmentally sound control strategies.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

C.P.R.O. - D.L.O. - CENTRE FOR PLANT BREEDING AND REPRODUCTION RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg, 1 - P.o. Box 16
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (7)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iera Odos Str., 75
118 55 Athens - Votanikos
BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Greece
Address
S. Delta Str., 8
145 61 Athens - Kifissia
HORTICULTURE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Address
East Malling
ME19 6BJ West Malling
INSTITUTE OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Spain
Address
Menendez Pidal S/n - P.o. Box 3048
14080 Cordoba
UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
Spain
Address
Av.menendez Pidal S/n - P.o. Box 3048
14080 Cordoba
Università degli Studi di Bari
Italy
Address
Via Giovanni Amendola 165/A
70126 Bari
WAGENINGEN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Binnenhaven, 9 - P.o. Box 8025
6700 EE Wageningen