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Message started by JamJarChris on Jul 27th, 2017 at 4:47pm

Title: Re: Xylella watch
Post by JamJarChris on Sep 22nd, 2017 at 8:38am
Quick update - they have found Xylella in several other places near to the original outbreak - all affecting almond trees.
This sub-species - pauca - is the one that also affects olives so not good news.

I have attached two images of olive branches that have succumbed to the disease - it enters the tree via the leaves and travels down the branches until the whole tree dies off.
I have seen plenty of trees in the local area showing these signs. I am not a doom and gloom merchant - I am already making plans ...

One of the interesting aspects of the disease in Italy was that the farmers did not want to notify the authorities of any new outbreak as they would have lost their crop and income. There are plans afoot to pay farmers whose trees have been destroyed, but until figures are set in stone, then the disease will go unreported, and thus be allowed to spread unchecked.

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Xylella-fastidiosa.jpg ( 172 KB | 166 Downloads )

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