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ITALY: Puglia Invests in Early Detection of Olive Tree Diseases and Pests

ITALY: Puglia Invests in Early Detection of Olive Tree Diseases and Pests | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Le blocage, pendant plusieurs jours, du canal de Suez par le porte-conteneurs Ever Given a suscité beaucoup de commentaires, à propos du gigantisme des navires de commerce, symboles pour certains des excès d’une mondialisation à défaire. Si les chaînes de valeur méritent d’être rétrécies et que la relocalisation de certaines productions permettrait de réduire des vulnérabilités commerciales, il n’en demeure pas moins que les échanges internationaux restent nécessaires. Cela vaut dans le domaine agricole et alimentaire, où le rôle de la mer doit être souligné.

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OLIVE SECTOR: New Tool Could Stop the Spread of Main Xylella Fastidiosa Vector

OLIVE SECTOR: New Tool Could Stop the Spread of Main Xylella Fastidiosa Vector | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Using sound vibrations, researchers may be able to disrupt the mating of spittlebugs in olive groves. Agriculture groups are calling for more research.
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Italy's olive oil production drops by a quarter as 'tree leprosy' takes toll

Italy's olive oil production drops by a quarter as 'tree leprosy' takes toll | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Italy’s southern orchards have been affected by hailstorms, drought and the Xylella bacteria.

Italy, the world’s second-largest exporter of olive oil, has seen output drop by a quarter this year, an agricultural lobby said, due to bad weather and a deadly bacteria.

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Un nouveau virus menace...les tomates

Un nouveau virus menace...les tomates | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Tous les pays producteurs de tomates, avec en premier lieu la France, l'Espagne et l'Italie, sont alerte rouge concernant la production de tomates. Un virus, le «ToBREV» contamine en effet les plants. En Méditerranée, il touche déjà l'Espagne, l'Italie, la Grèce et la Jordanie où il est apparu en 2014.

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TURKEY: Herbivorous weevils threaten Istanbul’s palm trees 

TURKEY: Herbivorous weevils threaten Istanbul’s palm trees  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Palm weevils, commonly known as “red insects” in Turkey, forced authorities to chop down palm trees in Istanbul. Ahmet Yavuz Karaca, head of the Istanbul Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, said they had to cut down 1,500 trees contaminated with the insect.

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SYRIA: Safaa Kumari: Nurturing seeds of hope

SYRIA: Safaa Kumari: Nurturing seeds of hope | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The BBC has recognized the work of a Syrian plant virologist, whose research is saving the fava bean from a deadly virus.

Syrian plant virologist, Safaa Kumari, has spent a career saving essential dryland crops from deadly viruses. Now, her work on finding virus-resistant plant varieties and safeguarding important seeds has been recognised by the BBC’s 100 Women 2020 award.

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Italy: Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk

Italy: Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

One of the most rel­e­vant olive oil pro­duc­ing areas in the south­ern Italian region of Puglia is once again under the attack from Xylella fas­tidiosa.
A new out­break of the deadly plant pathogen has been dis­cov­ered by the Italian author­i­ties in sev­eral olive trees close to Monopoli, in what is con­sid­ered the epi­demic buffer zone, a crit­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing area located between the infected and the safe zones.

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Deadly virus hits citrus trees in Malta

Deadly virus hits citrus trees in Malta | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A number of citrus trees in Malta have been infected with a deadly virus, a surveillance programme has found. 
The infected trees, originating from Sicily, were discovered in various garden centres following sampling and testing.
The monitoring was carried out by the Plant Healt
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