Xylella fastidiosa

European Union

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.

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.
Special Report

Can Xylella Be Stopped?

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

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

Farmers Protest Eradication Plan in Spain

The fifth outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in six months has led the Spanish government to take drastic measures as it tries to prevent the spread of the plant pathogen.