Sicily in Italy

A.S.AR - our partner in Sicily, Italy

A.S.AR is a family seeds company born in late ’70s. The aim was increase yield and quality of agricultural crops by introducing new varieties with high potential yield and stability. Since ‘2000s AS.A.R. has build up a durum wheat and barley breeding program and now cooperates with national and international research centres.

Sicily was appointed a Case Study Region in RustWatch and A.S.ARs role is to coordinate and carry out activities in the region aiming at facilitating the interaction between stakeholders in the region and RustWatch acivities.

One major activity is to host and coordinate a yearly Case Study Region workshop and to organise open field days and other activities that promote the project, demonstrate outputs from the RustWatch project. Secondly to identify needs and ideas from stakeholders in the region that will feed directly into the activities and developments in RustWatch. 

In RustWatch we will facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and technologies  between the 5 selected case study regions. Workpackage 3 will also accomplish a comparable case study describing and comparing innovative IPM strategies in each region. 

Contact Person: Biagio Randazzo, A.S.AR. e-mail: Biagio Randazzo;| Tel:

Case Study Region Workshop, 2019. Presentations from the meeting

Time: 6 March 2019

Place: Palermo

Topics and presenters

Negli ultimi anni in Sicilia si è assistito a un graduale incremento dell’incidenza di ruggine gialla (Puccinia stiiformis f. sp. tritici) e ruggine nera (Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici) riscontrata su frumento tenero e duro www.nature.com/news/deadly-new-wheat-disease-threatens-europe-s-crops-1.21424 . Il problema della comparsa di nuove razze altamente virulenti è stato affrontato da diverse iniziative e nel 2018 è stato approvato il nuovo progetto RustWatch dalla commissione europea (H2020) per la ricerca e l’innovazione al fine di anticipare e di combattere la diffusione delle tre ruggini del frumento agro.au.dk/forskning/projekter/rustwatch/ .

Public material from the meeting. Some material are in local language.


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Case Study Region Workshop, 2020. Presentations from the meeting

Time: March 2020

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Public material from the meeting. Some material are in local language.

  • Agenda (link)

  • Presentation 1 (link)

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  • Presentation 3 (link)

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  • Presentation 6 (link)

  • Presentation 7 (link)

  • Minute from the meeting

  • Roadmap including goals, timeplan, activities and responsibilities until next year workshop 


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Case Study Region Workshop, 2021. Presentations from the meeting

Time: March 2021

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Public material from the meeting. Some material are in local language.

  • Agenda (link)

  • Presentation 1 (link)

  • Presentation 2 (link)

  • Presentation 3 (link)

  • Presentation 4 (link)

  • Presentation 5 (link)

  • Presentation 6 (link)

  • Presentation 7 (link)

  • Minute from the meeting

  • Roadmap including goals, timeplan, activities and responsibilities until next year workshop 


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