Xylella fastidiosa

European Union

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.

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.

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.