EU endorse reinforced measures to prevent the spread of Xylella Fastidiosa

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The European Union (EU) has approved reinforced measures proposed by the European Commission to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa (Xf).

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 28 April 2015 EU Member States experts in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) today endorsed reinforced measures, proposed by the Commission, to prevent further introduction and spread within the EU of Xylella Fastidiosa.

EU Member States experts in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) today endorsed reinforced measures, proposed by the Commission, to prevent further introduction and spread within the EU of Xylella Fastidiosa. The bacterium is a quarantine organism harmful to olive trees and potentially dangerous for a broad range of other plants important for the EU agriculture, such as grapevine and citrus.

The new EU measures require Member States to notify new outbreaks in the EU, to carry out official surveys, and to promptly demarcate infested areas. Strict eradication measures in such areas are put in place, which include removal and destruction of infested plants, and all host plants within a radius of 100m, irrespective of their health status. The measures also provide the possibility for Italy to apply containment measures in the whole province of Lecce, where eradication is no longer possible. In this case, it is mantained the requirement to remove systematically all infected plants and to test the surrounding plants (within 100m) in a 20km zone adjacent to the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto.

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