Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia Seminar:
Truffle Pests, an international perspective.
The DAFWA seminar will focus on pests of truffles and with emphasis on the emergence of a new truffle pest to Australia the native truffle beetle Thalycrodes mixtum.
A beetle which appears to cause similar damage has been present in Europe for a number of years. Our Spanish guests will talk about the experience of that pest in Spain.
Welcome – Anne Mitchell
Introduction of international guests
Introduction to Australian truffle beetle
Stewart Learmonth – Entomologist, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western
The Spanish experience with the European truffle beetle
Christine Fischer – Truffle researcher at the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia,
Non-wood forests products, Catalonia Spain
Extension issues associated with insect pests in Spain
Daniel Oliach -Head of Research Group for the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia,
Non-wood forest products, Catalonia Spain
Q and A with all speakers
Please RSVP to Anne Mitchell: firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 21 June.