Jan. 3, 2016
Investigative author Tom Mueller finds a common thread running through the stories of greed, corruption and crisis in Italian agriculture.
Dec. 18, 2015
Ten people are under investigation for the spreading of a plant disease, willful violation of the provisions on the environment and the "destruction or disfigurement of natural beauty."
Dec. 17, 2015
New regulations to curb the influx of killer plant pests such as the fatal olive tree disease Xylella fastidiosa, have been preliminarily approved by members of the European Parliament. MEPs informally agreed to the package of new measures during high-level talks in Luxembourg yesterday, December 16. The interim deal introduces preventive measures for important plants,
Sep. 9, 2015
A similar approach could be effective to treat and prevent Xf infections in olive trees, according to the researchers at Texas A&M University.
Aug. 18, 2015
Following a confirmed infection of the deadly bacterium, the French ministry of agriculture has announced measures to contain its spread.
Jul. 27, 2015
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
Mainland France is also in danger should the dreaded disease spreads, as up until now the only solution is to uproot trees.
May. 28, 2015
The European Parliament called for the introduction of incentives for producers implementing preventive measures.
Apr. 2, 2015
Experts from the 28 EU member states in failed to reach a consensus on the measures to contain the spread of the bacterium.