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.

Sep. 23, 2019

Researchers Chart Pest Sightings in Effort to Protect Against Xylella

Using data collected from across the United Kingdom, scientists are creating a comprehensive record of where Xylella-carrying pests are found.

Sep. 12, 2019

Six Years With No Cure: The Continuing Consequences of Xylella

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. 8, 2019

Xylella Spreads to Olive Trees in France

The two infected olive trees, which were kept for ornamental purposes, were detected in the towns of Antibes and Menton.

Sep. 5, 2019

Italy Failed to Fulfil Obligations to Prevent Spread of Xylella, EU Court Finds

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

Australian Woman Pleads Guilty to Importing Plants Known to Carry Xylella

The chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Association pleaded guilty to ten charges after putting the agricultural sector at “great risk.”

Aug. 19, 2019

Xylella Fastidiosa Could Be Contained With Better Monitoring

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

Use of Fungus Found Effective Against Carriers of Xylella

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.

May. 4, 2018

Can Xylella Be Stopped?

Five years into the Xylella fastidiosa tragedy, scientists fear its continued spread may be inevitable.

Apr. 17, 2018

Xylella Marches On: Lethal Olive Disease Discovered in Central Spain

Xylella fastidiosa continues to kill many tens of thousands of olive trees in south Italy's Puglia region and is on track to widen its deadly clasp across the Mediterranean basin.

Jan. 30, 2018

Major Spanish Trade Group Looks at Ways to Join Fight Against Xylella

Spain's association of olive oil industry stakeholders is studying ways to join the research efforts on Xylella fastifiosa to make sure the objectives related to the olive oil sector are met.

Jan. 19, 2018

Farmers Protest Eradication Plan in Spain

The fifth outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in six months has led the Spanish government to take drastic measures as it tries to prevent the spread of the plant pathogen.

Jan. 17, 2018

Stopping Xylella a 'Top Priority,' Greek Official Says

No manifestation of the disease has been documented in Greece, and the deputy minister of Rural Development said he wants to keep it that way.

Nov. 20, 2017

Where the Olive Trees Are Dying: A Front-Line Report on Xylella

As the disease spreads, olive growers in northern Puglia remain confident their trees will fare better than those of the neighbors to the south.

Nov. 9, 2017

European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa: Finding Answers to a Global Problem

An event at the University of the Balearic Islands will provide a platform for in-depth discussion on the results of research into X. fastidiosa and its vectors, in support of on-going efforts to control the European outbreaks.

Oct. 26, 2017

EU Measure Spares Monumental Trees as New Xylella Cases Emerge

New measures allow replanting trees in the infected area and allow the sparing of uncontaminated monumental olive trees. Meanwhile, new cases of infected plants have appeared further north.

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