Agricultural biodiversity in the Marche Region (2019 ed.)

The special identity of each territory is made of its unique wealth:

  • The local varieties or species, characterized by a certain adaptability to a specific environment and growing conditions in a particular area;
  • The tight link between the local variety and its growers’ habits, customs, traditions and knowledge;
  • The “guardian farmers”’ important role for the preservation, management, information and dissemination of the autochthonous genetic inheritance.

The updated 2019 edition of the Regional Directory of Agricultural biodiversity L.R. 12/2003

Trees and seed woods

The following Prof. Carlo Urbinati’ s report describes the: a) the chronology of the activities carried out by the Forestry Systems of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (D3A), b) a summary of the main obtained results, also outlined during the UNIVPM 12th November 2018 public event.

The ASSAM-UNIVPM project on “trees and seed woods” funded by the 15.2 Measure of the 2014-2020 Marche Region, PSR (Rural Development Programme): “Protection and enhancement of the rural heritage” SIC and ZPS Plans


Information sheet on "Marchalina hellenica"

A new exotic pest has been reported in the Conero Regional Park in October 2018: the "Marchalina hellenica". It is not harmful to human beings and animals, nevertheless it seriously treats many pine species.

A public event describing the pest, took place at the Conero Park Visitor Centre, Sirolo (An), on 4th June 2019

2019 catalogue of mono-variety olive oils from the 16^ National Review of mono-variety olive oils

Free available on-line version (Italian version),

2019 edition of the guide to the Italian mono-variety olive oils, from the 16^ Review of mono-variety olive oils

The Guide, published by the New Business Media, contains reports on all Italian mono-variety olive oils admitted to the 15^ Review of mono-variety olive oils, organized by ASSAM and the Marche Region to characterize and enhance the Italian olive oil biodiversity.


Information sheet on the Asian hornet "Vespa velutina"

The Asian hornet, also known as the yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina), is native to Southeast Asia. From France in 2005 it arrived in Belgium, Spain and Portugal. In 2012, it was reported in the Italian city of Loano (Savona Province) and in 2013 in the entire Liguria Region and Piedmont. Its fast spread is due to the passive transport of hibernating queen wasps.


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