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New calibration and preliminary validation of a prediction model for Drosophila suzukii by using a strain from Apulia (Southern Italy)

New calibration and preliminary validation of a prediction model for Drosophila suzukii by using a strain from Apulia (Southern Italy)

Year: 2023, Author: Temel Kürşat Mustafa

Abstract
Drosophila suzukii is a harmful invasive insect pest in global agriculture, causing severe damages and limiting fruit production. It is hidden inside fruits and not visible to the eye during the egg and larval stages, making monitoring and inspection ...Read more >>

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Environmentally friendly methods and tools for disease control in table grapes

Environmentally friendly methods and tools for disease control in table grapes

Year: 2023, Author: Chalbaoui Eya

Abstract
Powdery mildew, downy mildew, gray mold and thrips are among the main threats affecting vine (Vitis vinifera L.) growing and can seriously limit the production and quality of table grapes in Apulia region. The use of chemicals has always ensured ...Read more >>

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Molecular characterization of a member of the genus Tymovirus isolated from jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) and a survey of the presence of viruses and viroids in Apulian jujube

Molecular characterization of a member of the genus Tymovirus isolated from jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) and a survey of the presence of viruses and viroids in Apulian jujube

Year: 2023, Author: Ben Hmad Eya

Abstract
The Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) is a fruit crop originating from China and of growing economic interest in Italy. Due to the lack of information available on the health status of this species, a comprehensive survey was conducted to assess ...Read more >>

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A survey of bacteria in almond, cherry, and peach trees in the province of Bari

A survey of bacteria in almond, cherry, and peach trees in the province of Bari

Year: 2023, Author: Mezgueldi Nouhayla

Abstract
Stone fruit trees are economically important crops in Italy, particularly in the southern regions. Different diseases can affect these trees, and bacterial diseases cause significant economic losses, reducing yield and rendering fruits unmarketable. ...Read more >>

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Evaluation of RNA extraction methods for an effective Citrus tristeza virus detecti

Evaluation of RNA extraction methods for an effective Citrus tristeza virus detecti

Year: 2023, Author: Aoutil Yassine

Abstract
The Mediterranean citrus industry is threatened by the devastating citrus tristeza disease caused by the Citrus tristeza virus (CTV). The presence of severe strains and efficient insect vectors further increases the risk. In this scenario, the early ...Read more >>

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Virome analysis of Apulian Malus domestica varieties as autochthonous candidates for a future certification program.

Virome analysis of Apulian Malus domestica varieties as autochthonous candidates for a future certification program.

Year: 2023, Author: El Murr Maria

Abstract
This work assessed the sanitary status of 46 Apulian Malus domestica varieties to preserve healthy Apulian germplasm sources and identify potential candidate clones that could be used in future certification program of autochthonous varieties in ...Read more >>

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Activity of thyme and oregano essential oils on Verticillium wilt severity of tomato and olive

Activity of thyme and oregano essential oils on Verticillium wilt severity of tomato and olive

Year: 2023, Author: Lahoud Vanessa

Abstract
Verticillium wilt is a very challenging disease occurring on a wide host range. The control of this disease relies on an integrated management approach in which biocontrol products play a crucial role. The aim of this study was to assess the effect ...Read more >>

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Study of viral diseases in tomato cultivation in Egypt

Study of viral diseases in tomato cultivation in Egypt

Year: 2023, Author: Hassan Donya Hassan Ibrahim

Abstract
Tomato crop is highly susceptible to various viral pathogens that pose significant economic implications. Egypt is the world’s fifth largest producer of tomatoes, employing thousands of families. In this study, 190 tomato samples, showing different ...Read more >>

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Alternative strategy to reduce postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables

Alternative strategy to reduce postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables

Year: 2023, Author: Hadjila Chahinez

Abstract
There is an urgent need of alternative strategies to control postharvest diseases and mycotoxins contamination of fruits and vegetables, because of the progressive reduction of conventional means and the high economic losses. In this study, a ...Read more >>

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Automatic detection of grapevine leafhopper symptoms using convolutional neural networks under field conditions

Automatic detection of grapevine leafhopper symptoms using convolutional neural networks under field conditions

Year: 2023, Author: El Moussaoui Samah

Abstract
Viticulture and wine trade are continuously increasing worldwide and require advanced and effective pest control tools for early pest detection. In Sardinia (southern Italy), the grape production is affected by a number of pests, including Empoasca ...Read more >>

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Investigation into viruses infecting greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Albania

Investigation into viruses infecting greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Albania

Year: 2023, Author: Mitri Enea

Abstract
Tomato production in Albania has shown significant growth in recent years, with the total cultivated area in 2019 reaching 6,663 hectares (FAO 2020). The recent identification of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in several greenhouse tomato ...Read more >>

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Investigating the abundance and diversity of xylem sap-feeders Hemiptera in Palestinian fruit tree orchards

Investigating the abundance and diversity of xylem sap-feeders Hemiptera in Palestinian fruit tree orchards

Year: 2022, Author: Atawneh Wesam

Abstract
Cicadomorpha and Fulgoromorpha (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) include over 40,000 species worldwide. Xylem feeders are mainly represented in the sub-order Cicadomorpha. Xylem-sap feeders are less known to affect overall plant health. However, these ...Read more >>

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Evaluation of the Use of MODIS-Terra and Sentinel-2 data to survey the epidemic effects of Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) infected areas in Apulia region.

Evaluation of the Use of MODIS-Terra and Sentinel-2 data to survey the epidemic effects of Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) infected areas in Apulia region.

Year: 2022, Author: Mghari Hamza

Abstract
Monitoring and surveillance of plant pathogens and pests is an essential step in integrated pest management. However, the conventional field monitoring of diseases and pests is labor-intensive and generally not very effective. Remote sensing (RS) ...Read more >>

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Sudden death of melon (Cucumis melo): Diagnosis and control methods

Sudden death of melon (Cucumis melo): Diagnosis and control methods

Year: 2022, Author: Achtebi Hassan

Abstract
This study focuses on the sudden death problem of melon. It aims to identify the phytopathogenic agents and to evaluate the effect of certain fungicides and varieties. Diseased plants were collected from 3 fields in the northern and central region of ...Read more >>

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High-throughput sequencing and RT-PCR for detecting viruses and viroids of Bougainvillea and Viburnum spp. ornamental plants.

High-throughput sequencing and RT-PCR for detecting viruses and viroids of Bougainvillea and Viburnum spp. ornamental plants.

Year: 2022, Author: Yazbeck Reem

Abstract
A survey was conducted to assess the phytosanitary status of Viburnum and Bougainvillea plants in six ornamental plant nurseries in Apulia region. A total of 117 samples (59 Viburnum and 58 Bougainvillea) were analyzed by RT-PCR against all known ...Read more >>

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Calibration and evaluation of a prediction model for Drosophila suzukii in the Apulian region of southern Italy.

Calibration and evaluation of a prediction model for Drosophila suzukii in the Apulian region of southern Italy.

Year: 2022, Author: SWEIDAN Zeinab

Abstract
A physiologically-based demographic model (PBDM) was used to predict the population dynamics of Drosophila suzukii immature stages in the Apulia region in the South of Italy. In this work, the model was calibrated by data coming from experimental ...Read more >>

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Studies on Fusarium spp. isolates from a wide range of agri-food and ornamental crops in Lebanon.

Studies on Fusarium spp. isolates from a wide range of agri-food and ornamental crops in Lebanon.

Year: 2022, Author: Abi Saad Charlie

Abstract
Lebanon, with its soil and climatic conditions, is a country with a wide variety of crops. The genus Fusarium is one of the most detrimental pathogens for the quality and yield of these crops. Furthermore, it produces mycotoxins whose deleterious ...Read more >>

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Evaluation of essential oils for the management of Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae Kleb.) under controlled conditions

Evaluation of essential oils for the management of Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae Kleb.) under controlled conditions

Year: 2022, Author: Mekonnen Melkamu

Abstract
Verticillium wilt (V.dahliae Kleb.) is a serious biotic threat to a wide range of economically important crops. Since the banning of soil fumigants, the management of Verticillium wilt relies on IPM strategies. This study investigated the antifungal ...Read more >>

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Biological control agents and GRAS compounds as a control strategy for postharvest rots on tomato.

Biological control agents and GRAS compounds as a control strategy for postharvest rots on tomato.

Year: 2022, Author: Salem Mostafa Mohamed Fahmy

Abstract
Fungal pathogens are the main cause of losses in terms of fruit and vegetable yield in the field and product after harvest. Given the low number of treatments allowed after harvest, for overcoming losses there is a growing interest towards the use of ...Read more >>

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Monitoring of the main pathogens affecting honey bee colonies in Apulia region by using molecular diagnostic tools.

Monitoring of the main pathogens affecting honey bee colonies in Apulia region by using molecular diagnostic tools.

Year: 2022, Author: Zaidat Sabri Ala Eddine

Abstract
Colony collapse disorder (CCD), a serious threat phenomenon affecting bee colonies, has been reported worldwide during the last decades, associated with several causes, particularly the widespread pathogens that can act individually or in synergy. In ...Read more >>

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Assessment of the antimicrobial activity of some plant extracts against Erwinia amylovora.

Assessment of the antimicrobial activity of some plant extracts against Erwinia amylovora.

Year: 2022, Author: Bouaiacha Dounya

Abstract
The development of sustainable, effective, eco-friendly compounds for containing and counteracting the development of pathogens is one of the goals being pursued by phytopathological research to identify natural molecules or compounds that are ...Read more >>

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Studies on insect diversity occurring in olive trees in two orchards differently managed in an arid climate in Mecheria district, Algeria

Studies on insect diversity occurring in olive trees in two orchards differently managed in an arid climate in Mecheria district, Algeria

Year: 2022, Author: Beddane Mohammed

Abstract
This study investigated the insect diversity of olive (Olea europaea Linnaeus (Oleaceae)) groves grown in an arid climate in Algeria. In this context, several sampling methods were used within two orchards that were managed differently. Fifty ...Read more >>

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Study of the sanitary status of Abelia grandiflora and Lantana camara plants to establish healthy plant source material for future certification program of ornamentals.

Study of the sanitary status of Abelia grandiflora and Lantana camara plants to establish healthy plant source material for future certification program of ornamentals.

Year: 2022, Author: Cara Orges

Abstract
Floriculture has a large production value in Italy, with 30,000 hectares of plantation and more than 100 thousand employees. Abelia grandiflora and Lantana camara are two ornamental species cultivated for decorative purposes; however, unlike other ...Read more >>

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The presence of virus and virus-like diseases of pistachio (Pistacia vera) in a varietal collection plot.

The presence of virus and virus-like diseases of pistachio (Pistacia vera) in a varietal collection plot.

Year: 2021, Author: Chouk Ghada

Abstract
A survey was conducted to assess the sanitary status of pistachio plants in a varietal collection plot in Mornag (Tunisia). A total of 130 pistachio samples were analysed by RT-PCR for the presence of viral agents [ i.e. Pistachio ampelovirus A ...Read more >>

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Early detection and effect of semiochemicals on the management of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier on Phoenix canariensis Chabaud in Tunisia.

Early detection and effect of semiochemicals on the management of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier on Phoenix canariensis Chabaud in Tunisia.

Year: 2021, Author: Besbes Fatma Ezzahra

Abstract
Rynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier is the most serious pest of Canary Date palms in the Near East and North Africa region. In Tunisia, this pest was recently introduced and is still under control in the northern part of the country. However, its threat ...Read more >>

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Evaluation of fungicides and of a self-defense inducer compound to control olive leaf spot (Venturia oleaginea) disease in olive.

Evaluation of fungicides and of a self-defense inducer compound to control olive leaf spot (Venturia oleaginea) disease in olive.

Year: 2021, Author: Adawi Amer A. A.

Abstract
In 2021, an experiment was conducted on the Nabali Baladi cultivar in an olive grove in Palestine. The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of fungicides with a low copper content or no copper and of a self-defense inducer to control olive leaf spot ...Read more >>

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Production of CTV-free propagative material through shoot-tip grafting and real-time LAMP protocol application

Production of CTV-free propagative material through shoot-tip grafting and real-time LAMP protocol application

Year: 2020, Author: NOUERE Sara

Abstract
The early detection of the Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) in Citrus is crucial and is conducted using numerous techniques. Its elimination is reached through thermotherapy combined with shoot-tip grafting which is presently considered the most ...Read more >>

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New emerging viruses and phytoplasmas of Grapevine in Lebanon

New emerging viruses and phytoplasmas of Grapevine in Lebanon

Year: 2020, Author: BILEN Christine

Abstract
A search for new emerging viral (GVCV, GRBaV, GGVA, GKSV, GGDV, GMRV, GaIV, GaJV-1, GaJV-2, GaCV-1, GaCV-2 and GaCV-3) and phytoplasma diseases was conducted in 52 commercial vineyards in Bekaa and Batroun regions in Lebanon. Sampling, which ...Read more >>

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Screening of cactus resistant varieties for the cochineal scale Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) and observations on its predator Hyperaspis trifurcata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Jordan

Screening of cactus resistant varieties for the cochineal scale Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) and observations on its predator Hyperaspis trifurcata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Jordan

Year: 2020, Author: QASQAS Razan

Abstract
Out of 47 visited locations in northern Jordan, this study showed that after the first report of the cochineal scale in 2018, the distribution continued to spread southward. The highest infestation being in Al-Suleikhat area in 2021. This study also ...Read more >>

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Calibration and evaluation of a prediction model for Ceratitis capitata in Egypt

Calibration and evaluation of a prediction model for Ceratitis capitata in Egypt

Year: 2020, Author: FAHMY Salma Mostafa Anwar

Abstract
A physiology-based demographic modelling framework was adapted to model the population dynamics of the life stages of Ceratitis Capitata, the Mediterranean fruit fly. The model was calibrated using the Marquardt-Levenberg algorithm with data ...Read more >>

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Cyantraniliprole Use-and-Risk Reduction in Faba Bean by White Mustard

Cyantraniliprole Use-and-Risk Reduction in Faba Bean by White Mustard

Year: 2020, Author: ABDELMOATY Fatma Mohamed Emam

Abstract
Cyantraniliprole (CYANO) is a new insecticide in the ryanoid class that has been approved for use since 2013, but data on risk are still lacking. The aim of this study was to assess CYANO risks and the potential of white mustard oil (WMO) as a ...Read more >>

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Elaboration of a mechanistic model prototype for Verticillium wilt on olive trees.

Elaboration of a mechanistic model prototype for Verticillium wilt on olive trees.

Year: 2020, Author: SEFAH Ayoub

Abstract
Verticillium wilt is a vascular disease caused by a soil-borne pathogen, Verticillium dahliae. It is a major disease affecting olive production worldwide. Control of this pathogen is very difficult because it can inhabit contaminated soils as ...Read more >>

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Influence of different citrus cropping systems on insect diversity, and preliminary survey of Citrus tristeza virus and its aphid vectors in Mina and Chlef valleys (North-West Algeria).

Influence of different citrus cropping systems on insect diversity, and preliminary survey of Citrus tristeza virus and its aphid vectors in Mina and Chlef valleys (North-West Algeria).

Year: 2020, Author: BENELHADJ-DJELLOUL Mouna

Abstract
Over the last few decades, the Algerian citrus industry has received considerable public subsidies for the renewal of old plantations. As a result, some growers have turned to a new intensive production system instead of conventional extensive ...Read more >>

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Survey of bacterial potato diseases in Algeria

Survey of bacterial potato diseases in Algeria

Year: 2020, Author: BANOUH Meriem

Abstract
The documentation available on the phytosanitary status of potato bacterial diseases in Algeria is not consistent. We therefore conducted a round of surveys on potato bacterial diseases occurring in three Algerian regions (Algiers, Bouira, Ain-defla) ...Read more >>

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Alternaria species causing pomegranate and citrus fruit rots in Albania and their alternative control

Alternaria species causing pomegranate and citrus fruit rots in Albania and their alternative control

Year: 2020, Author: TOSKA Mirela

Abstract
Alternaria is a relevant pathogen for several commodities including citrus and pomegranate fruits. On citrus, it mainly causes brown spot on fruits and leaves, whereas on pomegranate, it causes a fruit heart rot. The aim of this study was to assess ...Read more >>

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Influence of different citrus cropping systems on insect diversity, and preliminary survey of Citrus tristeza virus and its aphid vectors in Mina and Chlef valleys (North-West Algeria)

Influence of different citrus cropping systems on insect diversity, and preliminary survey of Citrus tristeza virus and its aphid vectors in Mina and Chlef valleys (North-West Algeria)

Year: 2021, Author: Benelhad-Djelloul Mouna

Abstract
Over the last few decades, the Algerian citrus industry has received considerable public subsidies for the renewal of old plantations. As a result, some growers have turned to a new intensive production system instead of conventional extensive ...Read more >>

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Survey of bacterial potato diseases in Algeria

Survey of bacterial potato diseases in Algeria

Year: 2021, Author: Banouh Meriem

Abstract
The documentation available on the phytosanitary status of potato bacterial diseases in Algeria is not consistent. We therefore conducted a round of surveys on potato bacterial diseases occurring in three Algerian regions (Algiers, Bouira, Ain-defla) ...Read more >>

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Alternaria species causing pomegranate and citrus fruit rots in Albania and their alternative control

Alternaria species causing pomegranate and citrus fruit rots in Albania and their alternative control

Year: 2021, Author: Toska Mirela

Abstract
Alternaria is a relevant pathogen for several commodities including citrus and pomegranate fruits. On citrus, it mainly causes brown spot on fruits and leaves, whereas on pomegranate, it causes a fruit heart rot. The aim of this study was to assess ...Read more >>

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