9.00 documentation delivered
10.00 Opening session; Welcome address; Jorge Araújo, President, University of Évora; Carlos Morais, General-Director of Forestry; José Ernesto Oliveira, President, CCRA; Manuel Mota, Organizing Committee, University of Évora.
10.45- 11.00 COFFE BREAK
11.00 Discovery of PWN in Portugal and in Europe. M. Mota, L. Bonifácio, M.A. Bravo, P. Naves, A.C. Penas, J. Pires, E. Sousa & P. Vieira.
11.20 Erradication program for the pinewood nematode in Portugal. M. Serrão
11.40 Situation of pine wilt disease in Japan. Y. Mamiya
12.10 Situation of pine wilt disease in China. Yang, Bao-jun
14.00 Pine Wilt Disease -A threat of pine forest in Europe. K. Suzuki
14.30 Pinewood nematode: Pathological or political. R. Bolla
15.00 Canada and the pinewood nematode;implications of factors past and future. J. Webster
15.30 Surveys for the pinewood nematode in Russia. O. Kulinich
16.15-16.30 COFFE BREAK
16.30 The pinewood nematode problem in Europe, present situation and outlook. H. Braasch & S. Enzian
17.00 Present time research on Bursaphelenchus spp in Spain. M. Escuer, M. Arias & A. Bello
17.30 Survey of the pinewood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, in Norway. C. Magnusson
18.00 Surveying and recording of nematodes of the genus Bursaphelenchus on greek conifer forests and pathogenicity of the most important of them. H.Skarmoutsos, G. Skarmoutsos, M. Kalapanida & A. Karageorgos
19.00 "Porto de Honra", cocktails at the "Hotel da Cartuxa"
9.00 Morphology of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus compared with other Bursaphelenchus species. H. Braasch
9.30 Molecular evidence for Bursaphelenchus xylophilus x B. mucronatus hybridization under experimental conditions. W. Burgermeister & H. Braasch
10.00 Identification of the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus using Satellite DNA as species specific probe. P. Abad
10.45 Special presentation: PWN-CD: A taxonomic database for Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and other Bursaphelenchus species. P. Vieira, J. Eisenback & M. Mota.
11.00 COFEE BREAK
11.15 Some environmental conditions which influence on the spread of pine wilt”. K. Futai
11.35 Persistence of the pinewood nematode in asymptomatic Scots pines.”. D. Bergdahl & S. Halik
11.55 (to be announced) D. McNamara
12.30- 14.00 LUNCH
20.00 SOCIAL DINNER AT “HERDADE DA MADALENA”, IN SOUSEL
9.00 Effects of simulated acid rain on the development of pine wilt disease”. E. Asai
9.30 Characteristics of Japanese red pine seedlings obtained from the selected trees as resistant to pine wilt"”. K. Kuroda
10.00 A study on variety of pH between healthy and pine wilt diseased woods of several pine”. W. Yuyan, L. Haiyan, S. Chaoran & G. Zhihong (poster)
10.45-11.0 COFFE BREAK
11.00 Pinewood nematode phoresis: The impact on Monochamus carolinensis life functions. M. Linit & S. Akbulut
11.30 An inhibitory effect of Bursaphelenchus mucronatus on B. xylophilus load of Monochamus alternatus adults. S. Jikumaru & K. Togashi
12.00 Pine wood nematode movement on, and emigration from body surface of the Japanese pine sawyer during feeding on pine twig after emergence. A. Yamane, R. Iwata, T. Ishikawa, H.Kobayashi & Y. Mamiya
12.30 The latent infection of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and new transmission way of PWN by Monochamus alternatus. Yang, Bao-jun & Wang, Lai-fa
13.00 An observation of Monochamus scutellatus associated with conifer trees damaged or killed by wildland fire. D. Bergdahl
15.00 Successful control of pine wilt disease in Fukiage-hama seacoast pine forest, southwestern Japan. K. Nakamura
15.40 The Activities of Avermectin Antibiotic for Controlling the Pine Wood Nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. M. Lin & Z. Mingguo
16.10 Nematicidal Activity of Quinolizidine Alkaloids and Field Tests to Control Pine Wilt Disease. Boguang Zhao
16.30 Conclusions and General discussion
17.00 Closing session: Manuel Mota, Organizing Committee, University of Évora; José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science and Technology; Luís Capoulas Santos, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (MADRP); Jorge Araújo, President, University of Évora.