Xylella fastidiosa

Jun. 29, 2020

Italian Government Pledges €120 Million in Aid for Xylella-Ravaged Puglia

The money will be divided among farmers who suffered at least a 30-percent loss of production.

Jun. 17, 2020

Xylella Update: Spread Continues in Southern Italy Amid Calls for Swift Action

With the bacteria spreading beyond predictability, an evolving patchwork of strategies aim to identify and contain outbreaks.

May. 25, 2020

UK Publishes New Guidelines on Plant Imports to Stem Xylella Risk

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.

May. 1, 2020

37 New Plant Species Added to Xylella Host List

Ornamental, wild and commercial plants were all found to be hosts of the world's most deadly plant pathogen. The total list of identified host plants is up to 595.

Apr. 29, 2020

Filippo Berio Partners with Italian Research Council to Combat Xylella

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

UK Calls for 'Spittlebug Spies' to Gather Evidence for Xylella Project

The "spies" provide scientists with data to track the potential spread of Xylella fastidiosa.

Mar. 27, 2020

COVID-19 Hinders Xylella Fight in Italy

Funds are coming to counter the bacteria and sustain the local economy. But the COVID-19 epidemic has stymied urgent action

Jan. 31, 2020

Italy Approves €300M Fund to Fight Xylella

Better late than never, the Italian government will fund a €300 million-plan to fight Xylella fastidiosa through eradication, replanting, research and restoration.

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. 13, 2020

Dame Helen Mirren Narrates Xylella Video

Mirren spoke of the devastation caused by the disease, including the death of millions of olive trees across Europe and beyond.

Dec. 13, 2019

New Study Tracks Populations and Movements of Major Xylella Carrier

Tracking spittlebug movements throughout their lifespan, researchers have made recommendations to help curb the spread of the pest.

Dec. 9, 2019

Researchers Will Meet to Discuss Xylella and Climate Change in Madrid

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

Corsica Producer Fears Mediterranean Culture Under Threat

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.

May. 6, 2019

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.

Apr. 5, 2019

UN Issues New Standards to Curb Spread of Xylella

Updated fumigation standards, new ground rules for international trade in agricultural products and the development of new technologies to screen plants and plant products for diseases were among the standards approved by the body.

Apr. 3, 2019

Scientists Map Risk of Exposure to Xylella

The study showed that southern Spain and other temperate locations between 40 and 50 degrees latitude are at the greatest risk for the spread of Xylella fastidiosa.

Feb. 18, 2019

Protesters Demand Aid for Olive Growers

The Orange Vests movement organized a demonstration in Rome to ask the government ad hoc measures for the Apulian and national olive oil sector.

Jan. 11, 2019

Testing New Ways to Plant Olive Groves Near Madrid

Polycultural olive groves are coming to the Community of Madrid. A new operational group hopes their implementation will increase profits and safeguard against disease.

Jan. 2, 2019

Bari Meeting on Xylella Lays Down Joint Action Plan

The International Olive Council and the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies organized a seminar with the goal of consolidating a common action plan against Xf.

Oct. 29, 2018

Spain's Olive Oil Sector Launches Ambitious Research on Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa is a serious concern for Spain's olive oil sector and its interprofessional body is supporting research efforts to fight it.

Aug. 9, 2018

Organic Treatment Shows Promise Against Xylella

The implementation of an organic treatment with good agricultural practices during a three-year trial gave encouraging results against Xf.

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