New scientific research gives hope for overcoming killer of the olive trees

New scientific research gives hope for overcoming killer of the olive trees

A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at a recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive tree killer Xylella fastidiosa. The conference, which was held in Corsica and involved around 350 plant health specialists from around the world, focused on ways in which science can help find solutions to the plant pest that is wreaking havoc across Europe. Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterial disease which is decimating olive groves across Europe. First detected in Italy in 2013, it…

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