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EFA laboratory audited by the European Commission's Food and Veterinary Office (FVO)


Quality policy updated. Soil analysis included


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The TVG visits the EFA


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Students from the Biology School of the University of Santiago visit the EFA


2012 Summer courses: The camellia


Students from the Forestry School in Pontevedra visit the EFA


 Students of Forestry Engineering of the University of Santiago de Compostela visit the EFA


Technical Sheet updated


Papers in scientific journals and popular science publications updated


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30/03/2012 Botanical garden of Soutomaior Castle, designated International Camellia Garden of Excellence
30/03/2012 The EFA participated in the VIII Technical Seminar on Vituculture and Enology held in Aranda del Duero
30/03/2012 Students from the professional training school of agriculture and gardening visit the EFA
16/03/2012 The Rías Baixas channel visits the EFA
16/03/2012 EFA donates camellias to the Valga Town Council
27/02/2012 Web site of the 2014 International Camellia Congress launched
08/02/2012 Students of the higher vocational training in environmental health from the institute Ricardo Mella visited the EFA
02/02/2012 Tve channel visited the EFA to learn more about the phytosanitary incidences we must work against at this moment
27/01/2012 Students from the Centro de Formación e Experimentación Agroforestal de Lourizán visited the EFA
19/01/2012 Students from the Centro de Formación e Experimentación Agroforestal de Lourizán visited the EFA
19/01/2012 The TVG channel visited the EFA to learn more about the species of camellia and its uses

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Agreement between the General Secretariat of Rural environment and INIA to carry out the project Etiology, Epidemiology and Control of Fusarium circinatum

Pine pitch canker is a quarantine pathogen in the European Union, affecting several pine tree species and other conifers. Symptoms of the disease on adult plants are pitch cankers and twig death, whereas plant seedlings show yellowing of pine needles, collar and root rot and, eventually death of plant seedlings.

This fungus was reported for the first time in 2004, and constitutes the first reference of the pathogen in Europe. Then, measures were adopted to avoid fungal dissemination in Spain and in the European Union, as well as its eradication.

The agreement to carry out the project Etiology, epidemiology and control of Fusarium circinatum, published on the 4th July of the present year in the BOE, through some coordinated actions among several Spanish research centres, will deal with various aspects related to the etiology, epidemiology and control of pine pitch canker.

This team will comprise five research groups (Estación Fitopatolóxica do Areeiro, el Grupo de Investigación en Hongos Fitopatógenos del the Research Group of Plant Pathogenic Fungi of the Mediterranean Agroforestry Institute of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, the Instituto Vasco de Investigación e Desenvolvemento, the Unit of Entomology and Forest Pathology of the Universidad de Valladolid-Palencia and the Laboratory of Forest Pathology belonging to the INTA in Madrid) and two support research groups (Centro de Sanidad Forestal de Calabazanos of the Junta de Castilla y León and the Laboratorio de Sanidad Vegetal in Asturias).

In coordination with these groups, the Estación Fitopatolóxica do Areeiro will contribute to the achievement of the aims presented in the project. Regarding the etiology of the disease, the centre will develop a molecular method for the detection and diagnosis of F. circinatum in seeds, plants and wood; they will perform the molecular and morphological characterization of adult and nursery plant isolates of P. pinaster. In addition, the EFA will carry out studies on the infective process of F. circinatum in pine cones, as well as on the behavior of several clones of P. pinaster against F. circinatum. Regarding the epidemiology, they will carry out tasks of monitoring of the affected forestry stands in Galicia, as well as on the study of F. circinatum transmission through insect vectors.

Estación Fitopatolóxica do Areeiro