Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

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A selection of news on international and national meetings, policy changes and scientific information on Xylella fastidiosa

Testing antimicrobial peptide against Xylella

After the preliminary tests carried out in vitro to evaluate the efficacy of different antimicrobial peptides to inhibit the growth of Xylella fastidiosa, experiments have been now started on infected olive plants. In the framework of the project XF-ACTORS, and funded...

Apulian Community of Practices: first results

The outcomes of the first Apulian Community of Practices, organized under the aegis of XF-ACTORS project (WP8/Task 8.1) by CIHEAM-IAMB in close collaboration with Federbio, will be presented today in the frame of BIOL 2019 International Prize in Bari, Italy. The aim...

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...

The XF-ACTORS Digital Research Object Portal launched

The XF-ACTORS Digital Research Object Portal (DROP) is an infrastructure that aims to provide a unique entry point to search for open research data and open access documents on Xylella fastidiosa. What is DROP? The acronym DROP stands for Digital Research Object...

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...

Enlargement of the Apulian demarcated area

According with the decision of the Paff Committee held on 23 May 2018, the European Commission has expanded the demarcated area subject to containment for Xylella fastidiosa in the Italian region of Apulia, extending the infected zone to parts of the...

Recommendations on Xylella by the European Nurserystock Association

A statement on Xylella fastidiosa by ENA, the European Nurserystock Association, targeted to its members and European nurseries. The European Nurserystock Association (ENA) examined the current situation of Xylella fastidiosa during the last General Assembly, held in...

Updated the EU database of host plants of Xylella fastidiosa

The European Commission has updated the list of host plants found to be susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa in the territory of the European Union. The database now contains four categories of host plants in relation to the subspecies associated to the host...

Potential vectors of Xylella fastidiosa: CALL FOR PROPOSAL NOW OPEN

EFSA launched in early July 2017 a call for proposal to award specific grants on “Collection of data and information in Balearic Islands on biology of vectors and potential vectors of Xylella fastidiosa”. Given the new recent outbreaks of X. fastidiosa in Balearic...

1st XF-ACTORS factsheet available

A factsheet that provides a general overview of XF-ACTORS   This factsheet, produced for dissemination purposes, describes the general characteristics of XF-ACTORS project. Starting from the description of the project and its consortium, the factsheet includes the...

Policy meeting on Xylella research in H2020, REA headquarters, Brussels

A global issue like Xylella fastidiosa requires joint actions between the actors involved. Therefore, a continuous exchange of knowledge between scientists and European policymakers brings added value, and it helps draft legislation that take into account the latest...

Publication of the Euphresco Strategic Research Agenda

Euphresco network has announced the publication on its website of the Strategic Research Agenda, developed to set the plant health research priorities for the next years, particularly for the sector of plant biosecurity. With the title “Plant health research...

A new EU project starts in November: XF-Actors

On November 1st 2016, XF-ACTORS project (Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy) has formally started. Funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 program, the international research project is...

XF-ACTORS Kick of Meeting

On November 1st 2016, XF-ACTORS project (Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy) has formally started. Funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 program, the international research project is...