Working Group 1

Pathogen characterization, detection and epidemiology

  • Create an inventory of pathogens + identify the most important for further research
  • Create an inventory of cultures help in EU labs
  • Develop standard test conditions to determine the aggression of individual GTD
  • Develop a set of diagnostic protocols for identification/detection of GTD
  • Characterization of their life cycle according to climatic conditions, identification of the sources of inoculum and the way of penetration into plant to optimize the disease management
  • Analysis of the recorded data from surveys to identify the key environmental factors
  • Monitoring vineyards to clarify aspects related to inoculum reservoirs and dispersal throughout the years in different countries

 

WG Leader : Dr Cecilia Rego (PT)

crego@isa.utl.pt 
Instituto Superior de Agronomia – Universidade de Lisboa
Tapada da Ajuda
1349-017 Lisboa
Portugal
http://www.isa.utl.pt/pt

WG Vice Leader : Dr James Woodhall (UK)

james.woodhall@fera.gsi.gov.uk 
The Food and Environment Research Agency
Plant Protection Programme
YO411LZ York
United Kingdom
http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/