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Aug. 5, 2015

Will the 2015 Olive Harvest Be a Good One?

It’s still early, but there is much speculation and anticipation about the upcoming olive harvest and its consequences for producers and consumers alike.

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.

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.

Sep. 8, 2014

Univ. of Andalusia Seminar to Focus on Impact of Xylella fastidiosa

The University of Andalusia, in Spain's top olive-producing region, is hosting a two-day seminar on recent innovations in olive growing.

Sep. 4, 2014

Italy Unveils Plan to Battle Olive Tree Killer

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has promised to increase monitoring, research, and funding to better understand Xylella Fastidiosa.

Aug. 25, 2014

Blight Continues to Threaten Olive Crops in Italy

Widespread bacterial infection has already destroyed thousands of olive trees across Italy’s Puglia region.

Jul. 25, 2014

New Strain of Plant Germ Killing Ancient Olive Trees in Italy

A new strain of lethal plant germ Xylella fastidiosa combined with fungi and an insect are blamed for the disease destroying century-old olive groves in Italy.

Mar. 29, 2014

Expert Says Eradication of New Olive Tree Disease in Europe Unlikely

Will Italy be able to eradicate the disease which has already devastated 8,000 ha of olive groves in Lecce? And what is the risk of the plant pathogen spreading elsewhere in Europe?

Feb. 17, 2014

Europe Acts to Stop Spread of Olive Tree Killer

The European Union has banned the movement of some plants out of the Lecce, in Italy’s Apulia region, to help prevent the spread of the devastating disease which has already infected hundreds of olive trees there.

Dec. 3, 2013

Europe Puzzled by Olive Tree Epidemic

Scientists are trying to determine how to prevent the spread of the devastating disease killing olive trees in southern Italy.

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