Environment is evidence of the presence of 'Xylella fastidiosa' in Mallorca since 2012

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The service Balearic Plant Health found evidence of presence in the Islands since 2012 "Xylella fastidiosa," a bacteria infection that destroys cherry trees and oleanders, following studies initiated last November, when it confirmed its presence at center gardening Cristo.

What is 'Xylella fastidiosa'?

The Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vicente Vidal, Saturday has detailed the steps taken since the first outbreak was confirmed in the garden center of Manacor and noted that intensified sampling and analyzed 565 samples.

Samples were taken both in the infected area where the plants have been removed affected-such as checked around her and random checks were performed on all the islands.

Vidal highlighted the "significant effort" made in three months and compared the data with the 110 samples tested throughout 2015, when came into the control measures of the European Union and the Government's " Xylella fastidiosa. "

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain39.53°N 2.86°E0.500Yes
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Medi Ambient troba indicis de la presència de la 'Xylella fastidiosa' a Mallorca des del 2012
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El servei balear de Sanitat Vegetal ha trobat indicis de presència a les Balears des de 2012 de " Xylella fastidiosa", un bacteri infecciós que destrueix cirerers i baladres, arran dels estudis iniciats el novembre passat, quan es va confirmar la seva presència en un centre de jardineria de Portocristo.

Què és la 'Xylella fastidiosa'?

El conseller de Medi ambient, Agricultura i Pesca, Vicenç Vidal, ha detallat aquest dissabte les mesures adoptades des que es va confirmar el primer brot al centre de jardineria de Manacor i ha assenyalat que s'ha intensificat el mostreig i s'han analitzat 565 mostres.

Les mostres s'han pres tant a la zona infectada –on s'han eliminat les plantes afectades–, com la marcada al seu al voltant i s'han realitzat controls aleatoris a totes les illes.

Vidal ha destacat "l'esforç significatiu" realitzat en tres mesos i ha comparat les dades amb les 110 mostres analitzades en tot l'any 2015, quan van entrar en vigor les mesures de control de la Unió Europea i el Govern en matèria de "Xylella fastidiosa".

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