Institutional collaboration between the Phytosanitary Sector and Technical-Scientific Services of the Piedmont Region and the Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection for the identification and characterization of plant pathogens and parasites and the development of sustainable strategies for their control; the study of interactions with other plant organisms and the environment; the analysis of the biodiversity of microorganisms that support and protect plants; the development of products and processes for the early identification of parasites, natural antagonists and symbiont microorganisms.
The main activities are:
• diagnosis of harmful organisms in particular: Xylella fastidiosa and insect vectors known of X. fastidiosa;
• development of diagnostic protocols;
• phytopathological research activity;
• research on the core virome of hazelnut;
• presence of new species of Tobamovirus, including ToBRFV;
• reciprocal training activities;
• activities in the context of international projects.
Project Leader: Cristina Marzachì
IPSP personnel: Massimo Turina, Giorgio Gambino, Annamaria Vaira, Marina Ciuffo, Sabrina Palmano.