Fungi are not the main cause of death of olives in Italy, according to the EFSA

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Authority The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that there is now scientific evidence to support the idea that fungi and bacteria Xylella not fastiodiosa, are the leading cause of death of olive trees in Puglia, southern Italy. This study was carried out by EFSA in response to the request from the European Commission. In addition, there is no published evidence that treatment of fungal disease can reduce the establishment, spread and impact of Xylella, though undoubtedly a olive governance will be beneficial to the health of the plant. The documents examined by the EFSA show that tracheomycotic fungi are often associated with wilting olive and might also be involved with the syndrome in the rapid death of the tree, however , has not been shown that these fungi are the main cause of the decline of olive groves.In the risk assessment of X. fastidiosa by EFSA in January was picked olives that patients were generally affected by a combination of pests, including X.

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Los hongos no son la causa principal de la muerte de los olivos en Italia, según la EFSA
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La Autoridad Europea de Seguridad de los Alimentos (EFSA) ha descartado que exista actualmente evidencia científica que apoye la idea de que los hongos, y no la bacteria Xylella fastiodiosa, son la causa principal de la muerte de los olivos en Apulia, al sur de Italia. Este estudio ha sido realizado por la EFSA en respuesta a la petición formulada por la Comisión Europea.

Además, no hay ninguna evidencia publicada de que el tratamiento de la enfermedad fúngica pueda reducir el establecimiento, propagación y el impacto de Xylella , aunque indudablemente, una buena gestión del olivar será beneficioso para la salud de la planta.

Los documentos examinados por la EFSA muestran que los hongos tracheomycotic se asocian a menudo con el marchitamiento de oliva y también podrían estar involucrados con el síndrome en la muerte rápida del árbol, sin embargo, no se ha demostrado que estos hongos sean la causa principal del declive de los olivares.

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