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.
Mar. 15, 2021
Using sound vibrations, researchers may be able to disrupt the mating of spittlebugs in olive groves. Agriculture groups are calling for more research.
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.
Oct. 16, 2020
Authorities have identified 136 newly-infected trees in Puglia. Among the new discoveries are two millenary olive trees in what was considered to be a buffer zone.
Oct. 12, 2020
Farmers in the southern Apulian commune of Casarano – in a Xylella fastidiosa red zone – have successfully harvested olives of the Favolosa cultivar. The triumph provides a roadmap for other producers in Xf-hit areas.
Oct. 1, 2020
At least 50 trees infected with the deadly plant pathogen have been discovered in a Xylella fastidiosa buffer zone, authorities said, threatening some of the area’s renowned ancient olive trees.
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.
Sep. 12, 2019
While the body of research on Xylella fastidiosa has expanded significantly since its discovery, so has the complexity of the disease. With no cure in sight, farmers must learn to adapt.
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.