Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas

Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosaAuthors: 
Catalano, L., Shoki, A.-D., Boscia, D. and Martelli, G.P.


The guidelines provide detailed information on: the disease, its symptoms, the vector and outlines specific strategies for the implementation of a contingency programme including: biological and chemical control, nutrition management and best cultural practice.

Although the current studies have provided a wealth of information on the extant situation of the Apulian outbreak, fear that the contagion could spread to other regions of Italy and, from there, to other Mediterranean countries.
This has prompted the European Union to launch international research programmes as part of Horizon 2020, in the framework of which two projects denoted POnTE (Pest Organisms Threatening Europe) and Xf-ACTORS (Xylella fastidiosa Active Containment Through a Multidisciplinary -Oriented Research Strategy) have been envisaged with the coordination of Donato Boscia and Maria Saponari, respectively, both researchers at IPSP-CNR Bari.
(pp. 16-17)

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