New Measures against Xylella Fastidiosa adopted by Commission

New measures against Xylella fastidiosa, one of the most dangerous plant bacteria known worldwide, were officially adopted by the Commission yesterday, following the endorsement of Member States experts on 15th April 2016. These measures update some elements of the existing emergency provisions (Decision (EU) 789/2015), and take into account the evolution of Xylella fastidiosa in … Continue reading New Measures against Xylella Fastidiosa adopted by Commission

Plant health: Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in Italy and damages to olive trees

Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterium in the class Gammaproteobacteria, is an important plant pathogen that causes phoney peach disease in the southern United States, bacterial leaf scorch, oleander leaf scorch, and Pierce's disease, and citrus variegated chlorosis disease (CVC) in Brazil. Recently found for the first time on EU territories, the strain of Xylella fastidiosa identified in Italy (province of Lecce, in the Apulia region) attacks … Continue reading Plant health: Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in Italy and damages to olive trees