August 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

olive tress dessicatted by xylella virus in Puglia, Italy


Another virulent infection with no cure striking fear across the world: Xylella.  Has dessicated 23,000 hectares of olive groves in S. Italy.  Now in France, Germany & Spain.  R rate of 19.  Spread by insects & infected plant imports.  520 UK species at risk, especially  olive, coffee plants, lavender, grapevines, cherry, almond, oak.  Early detection, rapid response & strict hygiene (disinfect people/ equipment) critical.  Xylella is no. 1 risk to UK horticulture & landscape.  In June, EU stopped UK import ban of risky plants.  Extend an olive branch?

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