Jan. 21, 2020
The Italian Confederation of Agriculture has announced a funding plan to address the ongoing Xylella fastidiosa crisis in Puglia.
Dec. 13, 2019
Tracking spittlebug movements throughout their lifespan, researchers have made recommendations to help curb the spread of the pest.
Dec. 9, 2019
The December 12 forum will focus on current research and containment efforts in Spain and how climate change is impacting the spread of the pathogen.
Dec. 4, 2019
Producers in Corsica are at the mercy of policy measures to contain Xylella fastidiosa on the island. Some fear these new policies are damaging the island's olive-producing culture.
Nov. 18, 2019
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.
Sep. 5, 2019
The EU Court's judgment concluded the first phase of an infringement procedure opened in 2015 and found Italy liable for the payment of court costs.
Sep. 4, 2019
The chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Association pleaded guilty to ten charges after putting the agricultural sector at “great risk.”
Aug. 19, 2019
New data from the Sbarro Health Research Organization suggest that even 100-percent compliance to the present uprooting containment strategy would only partially stop the spread of Xyella fastidiosa in Italy.
Jul. 22, 2019
The preliminary results of a field trial show that the Beauveria bassiana fungus reduced the number of meadow spittle bugs, which carry Xylella fastidiosa, by 80 percent.
Jan. 30, 2018
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.
Jan. 17, 2018
No manifestation of the disease has been documented in Greece, and the deputy minister of Rural Development said he wants to keep it that way.
Nov. 20, 2017
As the disease spreads, olive growers in northern Puglia remain confident their trees will fare better than those of the neighbors to the south.
Nov. 9, 2017
An event at the University of the Balearic Islands will provide a platform for in-depth discussion on the results of research into X. fastidiosa and its vectors, in support of on-going efforts to control the European outbreaks.
Oct. 26, 2017
New measures allow replanting trees in the infected area and allow the sparing of uncontaminated monumental olive trees. Meanwhile, new cases of infected plants have appeared further north.
Oct. 23, 2017
An entomologist found evidence that North American insect can be used to limit the presence of Meadows Spittlebugs vectors of the Xylella fastidiosa CoDiRO strain on olive trees.