Aug. 1, 2022
Groves following the treatment protocol to prevent the spread of the disease are healthy and produce award-winning olive oil.
Jul. 18, 2022
Millers will be eligible for payments of up to €200,000. The new €35 million funding is part of the broader olive sector recovery plan.
Jun. 2, 2022
LIFE Resilience has presented the results of a four-year-long project to stop the spread of Xyella fastidiosa and identify resistant varieties.
May. 12, 2022
Local agricultural associations protested a local court's decision and said it would result in further damage to the region’s olive trees.
Apr. 28, 2022
Italian authorities have earmarked €50 million to help private businesses plant new crops in destroyed olive groves and improve overall biodiversity in the region.
Apr. 6, 2022
Scientists and farmers at the latest LIFE Resilience project workshop in Portugal discussed how nature and technology will shape the future of European olive growing.
Dec. 17, 2021
Using thermal sensing and the powerful noses of dogs, authorities in Puglia ramp up efforts to detect the latest outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa before symptoms occur.
Dec. 1, 2021
A new law in Italy has changed monitoring and removal operations in Xylella-plagued areas. Funds are being used to replant trees and compensate millers.
Nov. 10, 2021
From the hot and dry summer to the Covid-fueled labor shortages and unrelenting spread of Xylella fastidiosa, many farmers in Puglia find themselves in an emergency.
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
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.
Aug. 13, 2021
The bacteria were identified during routine checks in Lisbon and the Algarve by Portuguese authorities. A containment protocol has already been enacted.
Jun. 17, 2020
With the bacteria spreading beyond predictability, an evolving patchwork of strategies aim to identify and contain outbreaks.
May. 25, 2020
The U.K. requires confirmation that an imported olive or almond plant's place of production and its 200-meter surrounding area has been Xylella-free for one year before the plant is imported.
Apr. 29, 2020
Seventy hectares of Filippo Berio’s Tuscan olive groves will be transformed into an “open-air laboratory” for research into combating Xylella fastidiosa.
Apr. 24, 2020
The "spies" provide scientists with data to track the potential spread of Xylella fastidiosa.
Apr. 20, 2020
The disease could cost billions, as almost all producing areas of the three countries are susceptible to the bacterium due to the prevailing climatic conditions.