Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

Europe adopts new measures against Xylella fastidiosa

The European Commission announced new measures to contain the spread of Xylella fastidiosa in the EU.

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.

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.

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.


Pickin’ up good vibrations

The meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius – the vector of Xylella fastidiosa in olive orchards in Europe – communicates by emitting vibrational signals, which may have specific roles within the mating behavior. Using artificial signals to disturb insects’ sexual...

Vectors’ control: more knowledge, less impact

Vectors’ control is an essential part of strategies against Xylella fastidiosa. Although “aggressive” measures to limit the expansion of X. fastidiosa may be necessary for new outbreaks, low-impact actions are especially desirable in areas where...

It takes just few bites

The meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius is the primary vector of Xylella fastidiosa in Europe. In this paper, researchers gathered data on the insect’s feeding behavior through DC EPG (electrical penetration graph)-assisted transmission tests and comparative...

Fight to protect Europe’s agriculture from devastating pest

Historic olive groves and a huge variety of other plants are at risk from a highly destructive invasive pathogen. XF-ACTORS brought together international expertise promoting a fruitful exchange and development of knowledge among different experts and disciplines that...

Landscape Epidemiology of Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearic Islands

Authors: Diego Olmo, Alicia Nieto, David Borràs, Marina Montesinos, Francesc Adrover, Aura Pascual, Pere A. Gost, Bàrbara Quetglas, Alejandro Urbano, Juan de Dios García, María Pilar Velasco-Amo, Concepción Olivares-García, Omar Beidas, Andreu Juan, Ester...

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