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Nov. 27, 2015

New EU Funds for Research on Xylella Fastidiosa

Europe has set aside €7 million for research on the prevention, detection, and control of Xylella fastidiosa.

Nov. 27, 2015

Another Case of Xf in France

The new infections have been identified as belonging to a sub-species called multiplex, which is not harmful to olive trees or grape vines.

Oct. 27, 2015

Italian Court Orders Halt to Destruction of Olive Trees in Puglia

A court-ordered suspension will allow time for further tests to determine which disease has infected the trees.

Aug. 5, 2015

World Olive Oil Shortage Leads to Higher Prices

Increased yields in Greece and Tunisia were not enough to compensate for the shortages in Italy and Spain.

Jul. 27, 2015

European Commission Publishes Xylella Fastidiosa Factsheet

The document points out that Xylella fastidiosa is one of the world’s deadliest plant bacteria and the only confirmed outbreak in the EU is in Apulia.

Jul. 27, 2015

Corsica Olive Trees Threatened as Killer Bacteria Hits Island

Mainland France is also in danger should the dreaded disease spreads, as up until now the only solution is to uproot trees.

Jun. 1, 2015

Organic Farmers Cautiously Optimistic

Organic olive oil producers in Italy say they are hopeful that painful lessons learned and the cycle of nature will lead to a better harvest ahead.

May. 28, 2015

Resolution Calls for Stronger Action to Prevent Spread of Xf

The European Parliament called for the introduction of incentives for producers implementing preventive measures.

Apr. 29, 2015

EU Approves Measures to Combat Xf

The European Union (EU) has approved reinforced measures proposed by the European Commission to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa.

Apr. 19, 2015

Olive Tree Felling Starts in Apulia Amid Protests

The destruction of the trees follows a controversial proposal to cut down 11 million olive trees to contain the spread of the deadly bacterium.

Apr. 17, 2015

Destructive Bacteria Detected in France

The French agriculture ministry’s fears have been realized with the detection of a coffee plant infected by Xyllela fastidiosa at a market in Rungis, a suburb of Paris.

Apr. 8, 2015

France Bans Vegetables from Apulia

France announced a ban on vegetables and plants from Apulia region of Italy over fears that the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium may spread.

Apr. 2, 2015

Lack of Consensus on EU Measures to Stop Outbreak in Salento

Experts from the 28 EU member states in failed to reach a consensus on the measures to contain the spread of the bacterium.

Mar. 31, 2015

What Will Save Salento's Olive Trees?

Is uprooting the only option to save Apulia's olive groves? In Italy, there's a growing outcry against proposed measures to stem a deadly bacteria.

Mar. 22, 2015

Europe Proposes Cutting Down Millions of Olive Trees in Italy to Fight Outbreak

The proposed measures would include eradication, buffer zones and a strict limit on the movement of young trees.

Feb. 5, 2015

Food Safety Authority Warns Bacteria Threatens Olive Trees Across Europe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) warns that Xylella Fastidiosa could spread from Apulia to olive groves across Europe.

Dec. 8, 2014

Apulia Asks Italian Government for Help with Olive Tree Epidemic

The president of Apulia sent a letter to the Italian Prime Minister for an urgent meeting over the year-long Xylella fastidiosa epidemic.

Oct. 1, 2014

Experts Gathering in Italy to Tackle New Olive Tree Killer

Experts from around the world will meet in Gallipoli, the epicenter of the outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa that threatens thousands of olive trees.

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