Xylella

The latest news and updates on issues surrounding the threat and spread of Xylella fastidiosa and its impact on the horticulture industry.

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Government gives £4.85m to research consortium to enhance Xylella response

Government gives £4.85m to research consortium to enhance Xylella response

The Government is giving £4.85m to BRIGIT, a consortium co-ordinated by the John Innes Centre, to enhance UK surveillance and response to Xylella fastidiosa.

Flowering Plants director sees more hope for phage control of Xylella

Flowering Plants director sees more hope for phage control of Xylella

Flowering Plants' Francis Richardson says work on bacteriophages controlling Xylella has "continued apace".

Hunt for Belgian Xylella olives spreads to France and Luxembourg

Hunt for Belgian Xylella olives spreads to France and Luxembourg

After Xylella-infected olives were imported to Belgium in October, plant health authorities are continuing try and trace plants sent to neighbouring countries.


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Xylella: is there scope for a cure?

Xylella: is there scope for a cure?

A scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain will showcase the worldwide work being done to tackle the disease.

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