Puglia (Apulia)

Oct. 16, 2020

Latest Xylella Outbreak in Puglia Continues to Spread

Authorities have identified 136 newly-infected trees in Puglia. Among the new discoveries are two millenary olive trees in what was considered to be a buffer zone.

Oct. 12, 2020

Signs of Life Among Puglia’s Xylella-Ravaged Groves

Farmers in the southern Apulian commune of Casarano – in a Xylella fastidiosa red zone – have successfully harvested olives of the Favolosa cultivar. The triumph provides a roadmap for other producers in Xf-hit areas.

Oct. 1, 2020

Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk

At least 50 trees infected with the deadly plant pathogen have been discovered in a Xylella fastidiosa buffer zone, authorities said, threatening some of the area’s renowned ancient olive trees.

Sep. 25, 2020

Italy Approves Aid for Mills Hit by 2018 Snow Storm

Italy pledged €8 million to help mills and processing cooperatives affected by the Burian snow storm.

Aug. 27, 2020

Worker Shortages Problematic for Italian Farms as Harvest Nears

The usual influx of seasonal workers who come to harvest apples, grapes and olives in Italy has been interrupted. Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 has politicians and farmers worried that key crops will not be picked in time.

Aug. 7, 2020

Farmers, Politicians Blame Each Other as Wildfires Burn in Puglia

Farmers have blamed the rapid spread of the wildfires on dead olive trees that were killed by Xylella fastidiosa and never removed by local governments. Some politicians have insinuated that these trees are being intentionally burned.

Jan. 26, 2020

TAP 'Confidant' as Trial Looms, Prepares to Replant Uprooted Trees

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline said the company is confident ahead of the upcoming trial. Replanting of the olive trees at issue in the trial is scheduled to begin in February.

Jan. 21, 2020

'Extraordinary Plan' to Revitalize Olive Trees in Puglia

The Italian Confederation of Agriculture has announced a funding plan to address the ongoing Xylella fastidiosa crisis in Puglia.

Jan. 16, 2020

Trans Adriatic Pipeline on Trial for Uprooting Olive Trees in Puglia

TAP executives have been summoned to appear in court on May 8 and will face charges of committing environmental damage including the unlawful removal of olive trees.

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Nov. 18, 2019

Puglia Defines Protocol for Replacing Trees Affected by Xylella

An agreement was signed by the Puglia Region, the Ministry of Agricultural Policies, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to simplify procedures for replanting olive trees in areas affected by Xylella.

Nov. 7, 2019

Program in Puglia Fosters Healthy Food Choices, Sustainability

Through hands-on instruction and visits to local farms, Cinzia Rascazzo helps people live healtheir lives.

Jun. 14, 2018

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.

Jul. 30, 2013

An 'ID' for Apulian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Apulia launched a project to promote its extra virgin olive oils through innovation and quality certification.

Dec. 19, 2011

Mapping Puglia's Ancient Olives

A project to map Puglia's ancient and monumental olive trees using satellite technology is under way. Each tree will be individually cataloged and form part of a regional database.

Mar. 2, 2011

On the Ancient Path of Olive Oil in Puglia

Along the "Olive Oil Roads" ancient farms have become museums where you can learn about the local history of olive oil and its traditional production.

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