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COST Action (FP0801): Established and emerging Phytophthora: Increasing threats to woodland and forest ecosystems in Europe

Jung, T., Vettraino, A.M. and WG4 members, (2010) COST Action (FP0801): Established and emerging Phytophthora: Increasing threats to woodland and forest ecosystems in Europe. In: 5th IUFRO Phytophthora Diseases in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, 7 - 12 March, Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand.


COST Action FP0801 Working Group 4 focusses on the management and control of Phytophthora diseases and comprises 63 experts from 19 European countries, Tunisia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. The main targets of WG4 are: 1. Collate informations on established and novel control and management methods and assess their efficacy and practicability for nurseries, individual trees and forests. 2. Explore the feasibility of environmentally friendly control methods, including biological control (antagonists, suppressive plants), low-impact chemical methods (fungistatic products, surfactants, nutrition and soil ameloration), physical methods (host removal, solarisation, water management, water filtration), and host resistance. 3. Discuss the concepts and efficacies of integrated management protocols and the reasons for their success or failure. WG4 members will be reviewing their national literature, collect and assess information and experiences from their countries and submit these data and data from their own trials to a WG4 database which will be accessible for the scientific community, decision makers, practitioners and the general public through the COST Action website. At the end of this COST Action the state-of-the-art and future perspectives on control and management methods for Phytophthora diseases will be published as a book comprising key papers written by leading experts with large-scale and longterm experiences and articles on certain aspects written by qualified WG4 members.

Item Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
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