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Xylella update: still no cure, control measures crucial

EFSA has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in th ...

15 May 2019
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Public consultation: Guidance on assessing high-risk plants

EFSA is inviting comments on its draft guidance for assessing plants listed as high-risk by the European Union. Last week experts from all EU countries approved a list of 39 plants that are deemed to be high-risk because they are associated with dangerous ...

17 December 2018
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Xylella: host plant database updated

EFSA has completed two pieces of work that substantially expand knowledge and understanding of Xylella fastidiosa, the plant pathogen that is attacking fruit trees and other plants in parts of Europe. The agency has published the latest update of its data ...

10 September 2018
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Citrus black spot: new evidence reviewed

EFSA’s plant health experts have reviewed a study that suggests the pathogen which causes citrus black spot disease (CBS) is present in Europe. Phyllosticta citricarpa is listed as a quarantine plant pest in the EU and has never before been identified in ...

23 January 2018
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Xylella: EFSA participates in ministerial conference

EFSA took part in a high-level ministerial conference on Xylella fastidiosa on 1 December 2017. The meeting in Paris was organised jointly by the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, and the French Minister for Agriculture and ...

04 December 2017
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Xylella: 'Impressive progress, but much still to be done'

More than 250 plant health experts from around the world met in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, this week to share and debate the latest scientific developments on efforts to tackle the spread of Xylella fastidiosa. The programme included around 50 presentation ...

15 November 2017
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