Aug. 20

                      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

SESSION A: Global issues and National Surveys (Mota, Webster)

                    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

                    12.45-14.00 LUNCH

                    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

                    18.30 Conclusions

                                 19.00 "Porto de Honra", cocktails at the "Hotel da Cartuxa"

Aug. 21
                            SESSION B:Morphology and molecular methods of identification (Braasch, Burgermeister)

                      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

                     10.30 Conclusions

                     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


                                       SESSION C:Ecology and Epidemology; quarantine issues (Bergdahl, Futai)

                     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                  

                     12.15 Conclusions                

                     12.30- 14.00 LUNCH

                     14.00... TRIP TO MONSARAZ, ESTREMOZ AND OTHER ALENTEJO LANDSCAPES           




Aug. 22
                                       SESSION D: Phisiology, resistance and histopathology (Yu-Yang, Kuroda)

                      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)

                     10.30 Conclusions                 

                     10.45-11.0 COFFE BREAK

                                               SESSION E: Biology of PWN and relationships to its cerambycid vectors (Linit, Yang)

                     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

                     13.30 Conclusions                

                     14.00-15.00 LUNCH

SESSION F: Control methods (Yang, Nakamura)

                     15.00 Successful control of pine wilt disease in Fukiage-hama seacoast pine forest, southwestern Japan. K. Nakamura

                     15.20 Pathogens of  the  pine  sawyer,  Monochamus alternatus in China. W. Lai-fa  &  Y. Bao-jun

                     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.