Posts Tagged plant health

Epidemic olive decline caused by bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

See on Scoop.it – Almanac Pests Knapco‘s insight: As reported by group of specialists from Bari, “Quick decline syndrome of olive” appeared suddenly a couple of years ago in the vicinity of  Gallipoli,  in the province of Lecce (Salento peninsula, Apulia, south-east Italy).  It soon exploded in epidemic form,  so as to affect an  estimated […]

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NY Times: Citrus Greening: A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA (2013)

See on Scoop.it – Plant health CLEWISTON, Fla. — The call Ricke Kress and every other citrus grower in Florida dreaded came while he was driving. “It’s here” was all his grove manager needed to say to force him over to the side of the road. The disease that sours oranges and leaves them half […]

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EU Smarter Rules for Safer Food – the Animal & Plant Health Package

See on Scoop.it – Environmental policy The European Commission has adopted on Monday 6 May 2013 a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. The package of measures provide a modernised and simplified, more risked-based approach to the protection of health and more efficient control […]

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