Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

The November Issue of XF-ACTORS newsletter is out!

Find out the latest news on research, publications, multimedia and events.

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.


The spittlebug and the fly

Biology and Prevalence in Northern Italy of Verrallia aucta (Diptera, Pipunculidae), a Parasitoid of Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera, Aphrophoridae), the Main Vector of Xylella fastidiosa in Europe. The spread of Xylella fastidiosa depends almost exclusively on insect...

The spider sense for the olive groves spittlebug

A Guild-Based Protocol to Target Potential Natural Enemies of Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae), a Vector of Xylella fastidiosa (Xanthomonadaceae): A Case Study with Spiders in the Olive Grove. The control of the vector population is an essential part of...

Environmental drivers of microbiome composition

Soil microbial communities from olive cultivars are shaped by seasonality and geographical scales. Soil biodiversity is essential for ecosystems and plant health. Understanding soil microbiome is becoming more and more relevant for supporting plant productivity and...

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...

Xylella fastidiosa: hosts, subspecies and diffusion in Italy and Europe

Under the mainstream of the Giornate Fitopatologiche an invited speech titled “Xylella fastidiosa: hosts, subspecies and diffusion in Italy and Europe” was presented by Stefania Loreti (CREA-DC of Rome) The speech deal with the main characteristics and distribution of...

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