Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

Xylella updates

The latest information on detections of Xylella fastidiosa in Europe and research outcomes produced by the XF-ACTORS consortium

Xylella update: still no cure, control measures crucial

EFSA has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in the EU....

New finding of Xylella infections in olives in Apulia (southern Italy)

Last December the Regional Plant Authority officially reported the finding of a new outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in Apulia (southern Italy). The bacterium was detected by serological and molecular tests in an olive tree sampled in the framework of the current...

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...

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...

First detection of Xylella fastidiosa in olive trees in mainland Spain

An olive tree in the municipality of Villarejo, community of Madrid, has been reported positive to the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. The finding has been officially confirmed by the Spanish plant health authorities, thus a demarcated area around the olive tree has...

Ongoing efforts to avoid the spread of Xylella in mainland Spain

The results of the surveys for Xylella fastidiosa conducted in the demarcated area in Alicante province have been updated on December 2017, with 20 new almond orchards declared positive. For the first time, spittlebugs Philaenus spumarius individuals have been found...

Pictures of the symptoms caused by Xylella fastidiosa in host plants

The following links provide collections 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 Overview on the symptoms of major diseases caused by X....

First detection of Xylella fastidiosa in mainland Spain

On June 30, the Regional Government of Comunitat Valenciana (Conselleria d’Agricultura, Medi Ambient, Canvi Climàtic i Desenvolupament Rural) confirmed the presence of Xylella fastidiosa in an almond orchard in Guadalest, a municipality of Marina Baixa district...

Europe Joins Forces to Fight Xylella Fastidiosa.

By Ylenia Granitto One of the projects that will be developed within the framework of Europe’s Horizon 2020 program for research and innovation carried out over the period from 2014 to 2020 is called XF-ACTORS. It consists of a multidisciplinary research plan which...

Xylella, focolaio a Martina è allarme rosso in Puglia

di MARCO MANGANO Un focolaio a Martina Franca: la Xylella Fastidiosa assesta un altro colpo doloroso agli uliveti di Puglia. Trema la valle d’Itria: dopo Ostuni, crocevia fra le province di Brindisi e Bari, lo sbarco nell’elegante città tarantina suscita non solo...