Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

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.

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.

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.


Xylella fastidiosa in Corsica

The results of an official inter-ministerial joint mission, to gather information on the situation of Xylella fastidiosa and the implications for the transition of Corsica from eradication measures to containment measures, have been published by the French Ministry of...

Italy’s olive crisis intensifies as deadly tree disease spreads

On November 14, journalist Alison Abbott published a second article this year on the continuous expansion of the spread of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa in southern Italy, where infections are devastating ancient olive trees and entire olive groves. The journalist...

Capacity building and awareness raising seminars on Xylella fastidiosa

    In the framework of the project XF-ACTORS the partner CIVI-ITALIA, an Italian Association of nursery consortia and Union of fruit producers, is organizing a series of technical seminars to update growers and nurserymen on the latest legislative provisions on...

Xylella fastidiosa in olive in Apulia: where we stand

Authors:  Maria Saponari, Annalisa Giampetruzzi, Giuliana Loconsole, Donato Boscia, Pasquale Saldarelli. Published: November 2018 Abstract: A dramatic outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa decimating olive was discovered in 2013 in Apulia, Southern Italy. This pathogen is a...

European Research on Emerging Plant Diseases | Book of abstracts

Authors: XF- ACTORS and POnTE * Published: October 24, 2018 Proceedings: This publication collects all the contributions presented during the 2nd Joint Annual Meeting of the POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects in Valencia (Spain), on the emerging plant diseases targeted by...

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