Sep. 25, 2023
The damage to the southern Italian region’s olive trees is expected to drive up prices in the short term and lower production in future harvests.
Sep. 6, 2023
Early detection across the European Union remains at the forefront of the struggle against the bacterium as officials are hopeful about new research, methods and tools.
Aug. 24, 2023
The warm Italian summer nights are being brightened by events that combine extra virgin olive oil with artistic and cultural expressions.
Jul. 26, 2023
‘Xylella Studies,’ which documents the disruption caused by the bacterium to Puglia, will be on display until September 10th at the Sigismondo Castromediano Museum.
Jun. 20, 2023
As the number of severity of new infections deccreases in the southern Italian region, farmers begin to plant and graft resilient varieties.
Dec. 9, 2022
Nearly 120 olive trees were found to be infected with the bacteria. Authorities also found Xylella fastidiosa in a previously-unknown host plant.
Dec. 5, 2022
Farmers who have followed the phytosanitary protocol are harvesting olives from trees where the infection has been brought under control.
Nov. 15, 2022
Public and private stakeholders are working together in Salento province to plant new crops and revitalize the previously devastated landscape.
Nov. 14, 2022
The legislation provides funds to train farmers and producers how to run tourism operations in Puglia, which is expecting a 50-percent production decrease.
Oct. 31, 2022
The reforestation effort is meant to restore devastated landscapes, promote biodiversity and increase the area’s resistance to new pathogens.
Nov. 1, 2021
Officials warned against underestimating the threat to the region's economy posed by the continued spread of the deadly olive tree disease.
Oct. 27, 2021
From trying out new production methods to transforming waste into renewable energy, the producers behind Frantoio Muraglia have found a winning combination.
Oct. 27, 2021
Steep price rises for energy and fuel are adding unprecedented costs for producers. Meanwhile, agricultural associations warn drought-induced damage is worse than previously predicted.
Oct. 26, 2021
Members of the regional balance commission said no product on the market can cure the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which continues to hurt producers across the region.
Oct. 4, 2021
Olive oil production is expected to rebound in Puglia and other southern regions, while Central and Northern producers stand to face a disappointing season.
Sep. 27, 2021
A front-of-pack labeling system takes into account a food item’s macro and micro-nutrients and its social and environmental sustainability.
Aug. 2, 2021
Producers from southwestern Italy overcame Xylella fastidiosa, erratic weather events and the Covid-19 pandemic to produce their award-winning extra virgin olive oils.
Jun. 15, 2021
Taking place in person after being conducted remotely last year, producers came together to celebrate Italian olive oils and their producers.