Xylella fastidiosa: launch of the census operation and targeted destruction of polygales in myrtle leaves (Polygala myrtifolia)

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Since the discovery of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa in Corsica on July 22, services of the State, in close liaison with the relevant authorities, have mobilized to fight against its spread, by constantly adapting the measures taken to advances in knowledge this bacterium.

Thus, nearly 1500 plant samples were collected, of which 234 were positive to the multiplex sub-species of the bacterium which 224 samples polygales in myrtle leaves (Polygala myrtifolia).

The other ten positive samples relate five plants fake Spanish broom (Spartium junceum), two plants Pelargonim graveolens two plants Cytisus racemosus and shrubby plant veronica (Hebe sp), for which the hypothesis of contamination by pruning tools is currently always privileged.

However, the hypothesis of contamination with potentially carrying insects whose presence is attested in Corsica, must be scientifically excluded. Research is ongoing, but can only be successful in several months.

Thus, it appears necessary to fight effectively against the spread of the disease:

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Depuis la découverte de la bactérie Xylella fastidiosa en Corse le 22 juillet dernier, les services de l’Etat, en liaison étroite avec les collectivités concernées, se sont mobilisés pour lutter contre sa propagation, en adaptant constamment les (...)

Depuis la découverte de la bactérie Xylella fastidiosa en Corse le 22 juillet dernier, les services de l’Etat, en liaison étroite avec les collectivités concernées, se sont mobilisés pour lutter contre sa propagation, en adaptant constamment les (...)

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La préfecture de la Corse du Sud est labellisée "Marianne" (norme ISO 9001) et certifiée "Qualipref".

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