Jan. 4, 2022
Two species of insects were identified as the main vectors of the deadly olive tree pathogen on the Spanish islands.
Dec. 17, 2021
Using thermal sensing and the powerful noses of dogs, authorities in Puglia ramp up efforts to detect the latest outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa before symptoms occur.
Dec. 1, 2021
A new law in Italy has changed monitoring and removal operations in Xylella-plagued areas. Funds are being used to replant trees and compensate millers.
Nov. 10, 2021
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
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
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.
Jun. 10, 2021
The commission will discuss with member states and other stakeholders how gene-editing technology could influence the future of sustainable agriculture.
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.
Jan. 21, 2020
The Italian Confederation of Agriculture has announced a funding plan to address the ongoing Xylella fastidiosa crisis in Puglia.
Dec. 13, 2019
Tracking spittlebug movements throughout their lifespan, researchers have made recommendations to help curb the spread of the pest.
Dec. 9, 2019
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
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.
Nov. 18, 2019
An agreement was signed by the Puglia Region, the Ministry of Agricultural Policies, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to simplify procedures for replanting olive trees in areas affected by Xylella.