Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

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.

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.


First Identification of Xylella fastidiosa in Portugal

On January 8th 2019, the Direção-Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária, the Portuguese Services of the Government, noticed the first identification of Xylella fastidiosa in Portugal (see the annex | .pdf) The identification occurred in an asymptomatic plant of Lavanda...

Europe steps up fight to stop deadly olive tree disease

It was more than 5 years ago when for the first time olive oil producers in Apulia region (southern Italy) started to report about severe desiccations affecting their olive trees, whose rapid progression was something unusual and never seen before in this area....

XylAppEU Android application to be launched soon

XylAppEU (vers. 2.1.2), an advanced version of the android application XylAppPuglia developed by CIHEAM of Bari for the official monitoring of Xylella fastdiosa in Puglia, has been completely redesigned, for the acquisition and traceability of field data in three...

XF-ACTORS Community of Practice starts its activities

On February 6th the activities of “Community of Practice” will begin. The Community of Practice is an initiative designed by a team that sees the collaboration of CIHEAM-IAMB (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies- Mediterranean Agronomic...

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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