Xylella fastidiosa

European Union

Spain’s Olive Oil Sector Launches Ambitious Research on Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa is a serious concern for Spain's olive oil sector and its interprofessional body is supporting research efforts to fight it.

Organic Treatment Shows Promise Against Xylella

The implementation of an organic treatment with good agricultural practices during a three-year trial gave encouraging results against Xf.

Aerial Scan May Identify and Save Infected Olive Trees

Novel technology involving flying cameras offers hope in the fight against a pathogenic threat to olive trees.

Puglia Mandates Pesticides In Fight Against Xylella, Sparking Protests

To combat the spread of the olive-killing Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, Italian agricultural officials are telling farmers to use pesticides to kill the disease's vectors, three spittlebugs, but this mandate has sparked protests and outrage.
Special Report

Greeks Prepare for the Worst as Xylella Threat Looms

The late incidents in Spain cause anxiety in Greece, where no appearance of the pathogen has been recorded.

Can Xylella Be Stopped?

Five years into the Xylella fastidiosa tragedy, scientists fear its continued spread may be inevitable.
Olive Oil Times Special

Xylella Marches On: Lethal Olive Disease Discovered in Central Spain

Xylella fastidiosa continues to kill many tens of thousands of olive trees in south Italy's Puglia region and is on track to widen its deadly clasp across the Mediterranean basin.

Major Spanish Trade Group Looks at Ways to Join Fight Against Xylella

Spain's association of olive oil industry stakeholders is studying ways to join the research efforts on Xylella fastifiosa to make sure the objectives related to the olive oil sector are met.