New scientific research offers hope for overcoming olive tree killer

By |oktober 31st, 2019|digital farming, EFSA, Horizon 2020, News, olive trees, plant pests, xylella fastidiosa, Xylella outbreak|

A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at the recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive trees killer Xylella fastidiosa.

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EFSA: No cure for olive plants pest, the whole EU is at risk

By |maj 15th, 2019|Bernhard Url, EFSA, News, olive trees, plant pests, Stephane Parnel, Vytenis Andriukaitis, xylella fastidiosa, Xylella outbreak|

In two opinions released on Wednesday (15 May), the EU Food Safety Agency confirmed that there is still no known way to eradicate the xylella fastidiosa from a sick olive tree. Control measures can contain the disease, but they have to be applied, EFSA's director told EURACTIV.

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Commission and capitals not fully on same page over plant protection

By |november 22nd, 2018|authorisation, News, pesticide regulation, plant health, plant pests, PPPs, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

There is no shortage of plant protection products (PPPs) in the EU, the Commission has said in reply to the EU ministers who have complained of a lack of available substances to tackle the spread of plant diseases.

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