CAV, Centro Attività Vivaistiche, is an Italian cooperative of commercial nurseries established in 1982 to assure production of healthy plant material of high quality. It has quarantine (i.e. screen houses) and field facilities for pre-base material conservation and the production of post-assay and indexed healthy base (mother) plants for its associated partners and outside customers, in compliance with national, EU and international certification standards and schemes. Cav also has a laboratory performing phytopathological analysis. According to the D.R. 8750, 07/09/1998 and 1329, 22/02/2001, CAV’s lab is equipped for microbiological tests (isolation and identification), for serological analysis (direct and indirect ELISA and IFAS) and for molecular tests (PCR, RT-PCR and Real Time PCR). These accreditations include testing for: -mites, insect pests, phytoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, viruses and viroids of fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants, including their propagation material; – fruit and vegetable cultivar identity; – grapevine health for clone registration (D.M. 25/10/2006). Our lab is authorized to conduct plant health assays for certification and registration of grapevine clones. The operative sphere of CAV concerns strawberry and other soft fruits, olive, grapevine, citrus fruits, artichoke, nut, walnut, pistachio, pomegranate, actinidia and other horticultural plants. In 2005 CAV was recognized by the Italian Ministry…
UV4Plants Bursaries UV4Plants is offering up-to two bursaries of 200 Euros to early stage researchers (PhD students and postdocs) who will attend the 2nd Network Meeting in Bled to give an oral or poster presentation. Bursary holders will be expected to write a short article about their attendance at the conference for the UV4Plants Bulletin. All early stage researchers attending the meeting are strongly encouraged to apply, by submitting a statement (max 200 words) explaining why you merit the award of the bursary along with your submitted abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2018.
UV4Plants wishes to encourage members to host short workshops on specialist topics, for example, a particular technical approach or aspect of UV-B research. These workshops will be valuable in spreading expertise and promoting collaborations. Workshops would likely attract 10 to 25 people and could be held at any time.
UV4Plants invites expressions of interest from the membership to host the 2018 Conference The Conference will be held over 3 days to give ample time for informal discussion as well as a full programme of lectures and poster sessions and possibly an excursion. In addition, a Training School for early-stage researchers will be held immediately before the Conference at the same venue. Those interested in hosting the Conference should send expressions of interest to the Secretary, UV4Plants (email@example.com) by 3 February 2017, including the names of the proposed organisers, possible venues, accessibility (travel options), a provisional indication of costs for the venue and for attendees, and any other information that will help the UV4Plants Managing Committee to select the venue. There is no need to give details of the proposed programme as this will be discussed in detail with the organisers. As a reminder some statistics from the successful UV4Plants 2016 Conference in Pécs Conference: 64 participants from 17 countries and 27 institutes oral presentations: 28, posters: 22 Training school: 23 participants from 7 countries and 11 institutes The book of abstracts is available for download as well as galleries of photographs from the conference and photographs from the training school.
Issue 2016:2 The publication of the issue in whole is delayed, but the on-line first publication of the accepted articles has started today, and will continue in coming weeks as the articles are accepted and typeset. Links are added the Bulletin web page as soon as the articles are available for download.