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This project has received funding from the
European Union's Seventh Framework Programme
for research, technological development and
demonstration under grant agreement no 289108

Training Courses

Seed sampling training course organised by UNIMORE 9-12 March 2015

Registration closes: 20th February 2015 - NEW FLYER NOW AVAILABLE INCLUDING PROGRAMME

A four day training course on seed sampling for phytosanitary analyses will be organized in the framework of the TESTA dissemination activity.

The aim of the training course is to give delegates a detailed knowledge on seed sampling methods, strongly based on mathematical-statistical relevance, in order to develop seed sampling strategies allowing maximum accuracy and robustness for pathogen detection in seed lots. The training course will be organized in collaboration with CRA-SCS (formerly known as ENSE, the National Agency for Seed Quality of Italy), using the premises made available in Bologna for seminars, and under the auspices of Assosementi (the Italian Association of Seed Industry), with extensive and practical sampling activity made in three industrial stores and on different seeds (cereals, vegetables, pulse).

Applicants are invited to register as soon as possible and will be selected on the basis of their and functions in public institutions, publicly and private funded organizations and private companies.

The flyer provides more information.

Niab Training couse 27-28 Jan 2015

Niab Training couse 27-28 Jan 2015

The project will deliver five training courses, with applicants selected on the basis of their background skills and functions in both private and publicly funded organisations.

The aim of the course at NIAB will be to give delegates a detailed knowledge of the importance of seed-borne diseases in arable crops in northern Europe, their epidemiology and the regulations controlling their incidence in seed, and training in the detection methods that have been developed or validated during the project. In addition, a range of other seed-borne diseases in cereals, oilseed crops and pulses will be detailed and test methods described.

For further information, see the attached flyer.

Soil Disinfest 2014 & TESTA Training School

Soil Disinfest 2014 & TESTA Training School

AGROINNOVA will organize, within the TESTA project, a training course on seed disinfection strategies the week after the congress (21-25 July 2014) at AGROINNOVA premises (Grugliasco - in the suburbs of Torino, Italy).

To have a look at the circular, click here.

For further information, go straight to the website SD2014.


Eighth International Symposium on Chemical and Non Chemical soil and substrate disinfestation

Eighth International Symposium on Chemical and Non Chemical soil and substrate disinfestation

For those of you with interest on soil and substrate disinfestation sector I remind that the course follows the 8th International Symposium on Chemical and Non-Chemical Soil and Substrate Disinfestation that will be held always in Torino, Italy the week before (13-18 July 2014)

To have a look at the circular, click here.

For further information, go straight to the website SD2014.








Plant and Food Biosecurity 2014

Plant and Food Biosecurity 2014

SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 DU 1 ERAU 4 JUILLET 2014, À ANGERS, FRANCE

INRA and ANSES are currently organizing the PLANTFOODSEC2014 summer school on plant biosecurity challenges, that will be held in Angers from 1st to 4th July 2014. The teaching language is french and the program is enclosed in Annex.

To have a look at the circular, click here.

For further information, go straight to the website www.plantfoodsec.eu