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.
May. 13, 2021
Donato and Michele Conserva produce award-winning extra virgin olive oils from century-old trees using the latest technology at their family mill.
Apr. 5, 2021
The agritech startup Elaisian has raised $1 million in its latest fundraising round to expand a program that helps farmers identify and manage pest risks.
Mar. 29, 2021
Efforts in Puglia and Andalusia are underway to monitor the spread of the deadly vector of Xyella fastidiosa. Using mobile applications, volunteers will help experts track the insect populations.
Feb. 1, 2021
Researchers found that a recently-patented bio-complex killed bacteria from three strains of Xylella in infected trees, while increasing their resilience to the disease.
Aug. 27, 2020
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 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.
Jun. 29, 2020
The money will be divided among farmers who suffered at least a 30 percent loss of production.
Jun. 25, 2020
Exports are down and storage facilities are full in Puglia while farmers and local politicians call for urgent support.
Jun. 17, 2020
With the bacteria spreading beyond predictability, an evolving patchwork of strategies aim to identify and contain outbreaks.
Dec. 16, 2015
Disease expert Giovanni Martelli said he would need a ‘crystal ball’ to know what will happen with the Xylella fastidiosa outbreak across Europe.
Oct. 27, 2015
A court-ordered suspension will allow time for further tests to determine which disease has infected the trees.
Jun. 15, 2015
Monna Oliva evaluates table olives from different regions to support producers and help them improve product quality and revitalize the sector.
Feb. 25, 2015
Three municipalities have joined forces to protect an area with a concentration of thousand-year-old olive trees.
Dec. 8, 2014
The president of Apulia sent a letter to the Italian Prime Minister for an urgent meeting over the year-long Xylella fastidiosa epidemic.