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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.

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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