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COST Action 1406. Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests (PINESTRENGTH)

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TitleCOST Action 1406. Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests (PINESTRENGTH)
CreatorSustainable Forest Management Research Institute
DescriptionGibberella circinata is a highly virulent pathogen damaging pines, causing damping-off in nurseries and pitch canker in forests. It was first detected in North America, since when the pathogen has spread into Central and South America, South Africa, Asia and, more recently, Europe. G. circinata is now considered the most important pathogen affecting Pinus seedlings and mature trees in many countries globally; asymptomatic seedlings may be planted out, resulting in very serious losses in forests. Nevertheless, there has been little research on G. circinata in Europe to date and little information is available overall on host range in Europe, pathogen spread and disease control. The main aim of this COST Action is to establish a European-focused network to increase knowledge of the biology, ecology and pathways of spread of G. circinata, to examine the potential for the development of effective and environmentally-friendly prevention and mitigation strategies and to deliver these outcomes to stakeholders and policy makers. The Action started in 2015 and will continue until 2019.
URLhttp://www.pinestrength.eu/
LanguageEnglish
CountryEUROPE
Keywordsfungal diseases; Gibberella circinata; Pinus; forest pests; forest nurseries; pitch canker; research; networks
TypeNetworks, EC-EU resources, Research institutions and departments
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: February 22 2017