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.


Climate, space and the Xf distribution in Apulia and Alicante

Researchers studied the effects of climatic and spatial factors on the geographic distribution of Xylella fastidiosa in Apulia and Alicante, two regions in Europe severely affected by this pathogen. The aim is to support plant health authorities in building risk maps...

Damage monitoring from above the sky

Detecting and monitoring the dynamics of the disease symptoms caused by Xylella fastidiosa at a large scale is essential to curtailing its expansion and mitigating its impacts With this in mind, researchers developed a model integrating airborne hyperspectral imagery...

Filling the gaps in the epidemiology of a “slow” pathogen

The Italian Xylella fastidiosa outbreak, detected in Apulia in 2013, has spread over 100 km, killing millions of olive trees and is still expanding. Given the slow emergence of symptoms, the novel nature of the outbreak, and the time required to monitor the disease...

BRIGIT – Surveillance and response capacity for Xylella fastidiosa

In the framework of the UK project BRIGIT different consortium events are going to be organized in the upcoming months. The themes of the first two events are Development and implementation of diagnostic tools for Xylella on 2 Dec 9.30 – 13.00, Modelling and Social...