Emphasis Summer School 2018 - Emerging pests and diseases in horticultural crops: innovative solutions for diagnosis and management

July 2nd - 6th, 2018 - Centre of Competence for Innovation in the Agro-environmental field -AGROINNOVA - Largo Paolo Braccini 2 – Grugliasco (Turin) - Italy

This course aims to train young researchers on epidemiological issues related to emerging pests and pathogens, and on innovative management strategies in horticultural systems. It also aims to provide skills about the use of innovative and effective diagnostic systems.

The course is made up of three sections:

  • innovative strategies for diagnosis and management in horticultural crops;
  • emerging pests in horticultural crops;
  • use of LAMP technology.


The purpose of the course is to familiarize trainees with the basic principles of LAMP as diagnostic tool and to train them on in-field DNA extraction methods and common instruments/reagents of a LAMP assay. The course will provide for trainees the basis for designing, performing and troubleshooting a LAMP assay, according to EPPO Standard PM 7/98.


Training about LAMP technology will be structured on two levels (Basic and Advanced) to address different training needs of participants.


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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 634179.