Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

Book of Abstracts

The abstracts of contributions presented at the 3rd Joint Annual Meeting of the POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects, held in Ajaccio from 28 to 30 October 2019.

XF-ACTORS Digital Research Object Portal

An infrastructure that aims to provide a unique entry point to search for open research data and open access documents on Xylella fastidiosa

European research on Xylella fastidiosa

A book of abstracts collecting all the contributions presented during the 2nd Joint Annual Meeting of the POnTE and XF-Actors projects in Valencia on the emerging plant diseases.

Screening of olive cultivars for searching sources of resistance to Xylella fastidiosa

List of olive cultivars under evaluation, based on the year in which the experiments were started, both in the greenhouse (artificial inoculations) and under field conditions (exposure to infected vectors).

Pictures of the symptoms caused by Xylella fastidiosa in host plants

A collection of pictures showing symptoms associated with the presence of Xylella fastidiosa in susceptible host plants in the different Countries where the pathogen is known to occur.


About the project XF-actors

XF-ACTORS is the first research project in Europe entirely devoted to research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa.
A multidisciplinary research program implemented by an international consortium of 29 partners. Funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 program.

Xylella fastidiosa found on olive trees in France

Last Friday France’s agriculture ministry said that two decorative olive trees in the PACA region (southern France) were found to be infected with Xylella fastidiosa.  The two plants were one in Antibes and the other in Menton: the last one was infected by the same...

Revealed: The secret life of the spittlebug

Citizen scientists have provided a wealth of new data on a curious insect that makes blobs of spittle on plants. More than 11,000 sightings of the spittlebug, or froghopper, have been recorded across the UK, with the south of England proving a stronghold. The...

First report of Xylella fastidiosa in Israel

The NPPO of Israel recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Xylella fastidiosa (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. During a survey carried out in 2017-2018, a few symptomatic almond (Prunus dulcis) trees were discovered and subsequently eradicated....

The fight to save Europe’s olive trees from disease

A plant disease spread by sap-sucking insects has been devastating olive and fruit orchards across southern Europe, but scientists are inching closer to halting its spread with the help of insect repelling clays, vegetative barriers and genetic analysis. In the late...

XF-ACTORS remembers Professor Giovanni Paolo Martelli

Giovanni Paolo Martelli, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, passed away on January 8, 2020. He dedicated his long-lasting academic and scientific career to the advancement of knowledge, contributing outstanding achievements in plant pathology, with a relentless...

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