Xylella fastidiosa

Jun. 2, 2022

Europe’s LIFE Resilience Project Offers Tools to Mitigate Spread of Xylella

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

Court Halts Removal of Xylella-Infected Millenary Trees in Puglia

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

Authorities in Italy Envision a Post-Xylella Puglia

Italian authorities have earmarked €50 million to help private businesses plant new crops in destroyed olive groves and improve overall biodiversity in the region.

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Apr. 6, 2022

Improving Olive Grove Biodiversity Helps Fight Xylella Fastidiosa and Climate Change

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.

Mar. 17, 2022

Officials in Puglia Approve New Plan to Stem Spread of Xylella Fastidiosa

The goal is to monitor and combat the bacteria outbreaks that have been destroying traditional and monumental olive groves for nearly a decade.

Mar. 8, 2022

Xylella Arrived in Italy from a Costa Rican Coffee Plant, Researchers Say

A study concluded that the genomes of Xylella fastidiosa in Apulian olive trees descended directly from Costa Rican coffee plants.

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Nov. 10, 2021

Producers in Southern Italy in Crisis as Challenges Mount

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

An Estimated 33,000 Jobs Lost to Xylella Fastidiosa in Puglia

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

Farmers in Apulia Deal with Drought, High Costs as Harvest Begins

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

Puglia Warns Farmers of Ineffective Xylella Fastidiosa Cures

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

Xylella Fastidiosa Identified in Rosemary Plants in Portugal

The bacteria were identified during routine checks in Lisbon and the Algarve by Portuguese authorities. A containment protocol has already been enacted.

Aug. 2, 2021

Organic Producers from Puglia Triumph at World Competition

Producers from southwestern Italy overcame Xylella fastidiosa, erratic weather events and the Covid-19 pandemic to produce their award-winning extra virgin olive oils.

Jul. 30, 2021

Grant Provides Funds for Researching Xylella Fastidiosa Biopesticides

The European Commission awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant to the University of Jaén to research new methods to curb the spread of the deadly olive pathogen.

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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.

Apr. 24, 2020

Andalusia Declared Free of Xylella

After an incident in 2018, an action plan led to the examination of more than 1,600 plant species and the creation of inspection zones to test for the existence of the bacterium.

Apr. 21, 2020

UK Tightens Rules on Olive Tree Imports

E.U. emergency measures were not enough to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa according to threats highlighted in a pest risk assessment.

Apr. 20, 2020

Study Reveals Potential Economic Impact of Xylella on Spain, Italy, Greece

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.

Apr. 17, 2020

Spain Deploys New Technology to Combat Olive Tree Pathogens

Spain's leading non-profit focused on agribusiness is deploying and testing a series of new early detection methods, biocontrol programs and biostimulants to help stem the spread of two deadly olive tree pathogens.

Apr. 13, 2020

New Treatment for Xylella-Infected Trees Is Working, Researchers Say

Researchers have developed and tested a new bactericide that can help olive trees affected by Xylella to return to full production.

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