Apulia Asks Italian Government for Help with Olive Tree Epidemic - Olive Oil Times

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The president of the Apulia Region, Nichi Vendola, sent an official letter on December 3 to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, to request a joint meeting with the director of the Civil Protection, Franco Gabrielli, and the Minister of Agriculture, Maurizio Martina to take stock of Xylella fastidiosa (XF) epidemic that has been scourging the Salento county, the southern part of the region, for one year.

Vendola’s letter follows an inspection that EU commissioners completed on November 25 on the infestation to verify the implementation of EU measures to combat the epidemic, including the creation of a “phytosanitary cordon” — a belt of territory isolating the infested area (now limited to Salento county) — as well as the elimination of the infected trees by cutting down, uprooting and destructing them.

 

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The president of the Apulia Region, Nichi Vendola, sent an official letter on December 3 to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, to request a joint meeting with the director of the Civil Protection, Franco Gabrielli, and the Minister of Agriculture, Maurizio Martina to take stock of Xylella fastidiosa (XF) epidemic that has been scourging the Salento county, the southern part of the region, for one year.

Vendola’s letter follows an inspection that EU commissioners completed on November 25 on the infestation to verify the implementation of EU measures to combat the epidemic, including the creation of a “phytosanitary cordon” — a belt of territory isolating the infested area (now limited to Salento county) — as well as the elimination of the infected trees by cutting down, uprooting and destructing them.

See more: Complete Coverage of the Xylella fastidiosa Outbreak in Italy

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Xylella fastidiosa infection of olive trees in Italyongoing2014-09-17
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