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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Xylella found on olives shipped from Spain to Belgium, reports Belgian trade body

Xylella found on olives shipped from Spain to Belgium, reports Belgian trade body

Xylella fastidiosa has been found for the first time in Belgium - on three olive trees imported from Spain.

Xylella plant host list almost doubles following EFSA database update

Xylella plant host list almost doubles following EFSA database update

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has addressed the whole genus Xylella, including both species X. fastidiosa and Xylella taiwanensis with a database now including information on ornamental and edible host plants of Xylella spp.

Importing and exporting plants under a no-deal Brexit: The unanswered questions

Importing and exporting plants under a no-deal Brexit: The unanswered questions

Defra has issued guidance on importing and exporting plants in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but UK nurseries say there are still questions to be answered.


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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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