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Reorganization of the first EURL workshop
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The first EURL workshop scheduled on the 19th of March 2020 has been postponed to the second half of the year due to the coronavirus. The workshop has been rescheduled on the 20th of October 2020.  In order to assure all participants' safety and avoid any travel risks, the EURL workshop will be celebrated by videoconference.   We hope to see you all behind the screen! 
EURL for fungi and oomycetes website is opened
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The EURL for fungi and oomycetes website is operative from 26th of September 2019. The aim of this website is to be a source or information for the general public, as well as the meeting point for all European National Reference Laboratories (EU NRLs) in mycology. For this, a common working space has been created, called 'NRLs Workspace', available for NRLs staff after registration on the website. To register to the website, please, send us an email with your request,...
Panama disease declared in Colombia
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On the 8th of August, ICA (Instituto Agropecuario Colombiano) has confirmed the presence of the devastating plant pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, tropical race 4 (Foc TR4, or recently renamed as F. odoratissimum), in two banana plantations in La Guajira, Colombia. Strong quarantine and contingency measures were taken when the presence of the pathogen was suspected early this summer, and after the confirmation, the state of emergency has been declared in the country. This is...
International Year of Plant Health 2020
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In 2018 the United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year for Plant Health (IYPH). The main aim of this initiative, lead by FAO and IPPC, is to raise awareness of the effects of plant health in poverty, hunger, as well as in environment protection and economic development. Seven key messages are the base of the IYPH initiative. Participation is open to all types of public with the organization of different activities, like a photo contest, different events at national and...