Newsletters archive

Monthly news and updates from our team

JANUARY 2024

In this issue:
BeXyl for safe plant trade: conversation with Pierferderico La Notte

The news: 
The International Olive Council renewed its commitments with the BeXyl Project

DECEMBER 2023

Main topic: The Cordoba Olive Germplasm Bank and BeXyl: conversation with Angjelina Belaj 

In the news: Abstract submissions open for the International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

NOVEMBER 2023

Main topic:The International conference on Xf in Madrid and the BeXyl Project 1st general assembly

In the news: BeXyl and EFSA take over the organization of the Xylella Files webinars

SEPTEMBER 2023

Main topic:We met Enrique Quesada from University of Cordoba on the role of insects killer fungi to treat plant diseases

In the news:Spanish researchers start Xf pilot treatments with phages – The resume of the Xylella Files webinars 

AUGUST 2023

Main topic: an overview of the 4th European conference on Xylella fastidiosa, just an appetiser!

In the news: a documentary on the social, economic and ecologic impact of Xf in Apulia, and an animated video to present BeXyl

JULY 2023

Main topic:The research on Xylella fastidiosa and the plant nursery sector, a talk to H. Raaijmakers and J. Pages from the European Nurserystock Association (ENA)

In the news:The 4th European conference on Xf, one month to go – A new section in the website

JUNE 2023

Main topic: We met Ofir Bahar from ARO-VOL for a snapshot of the X. fastidiosa outbreak in Israel

In the news:Still time to apply for the BeXyl-related PostDoc position in France – EFSA adds 12 new plant species to the Xf host database 

MAY 2023

Main topic: we met Antonio Vicent from IVIA for a snapshot of the X. fastidiosa outbreak in Alicante, Spain

In the news:Summary of the final spring webinar of the Xylella Files initiative – The mystery of “Fastidious X” – Studies on the priming mechanism against Xf – New estimates on the Xf outbreak in Apulia

APRIL 2023

Main topic: We met Prof. Pablo J. Zarco-Tejada from the University of Melbourne for an update on the contribution of remote sensing and precision agriculture in the X. fastidiosa management

In the news: First report on Xf in almond trees in Lebanon – Olive-trees grafting class for students in Apulia – A model to predict P. spumarius egg hatching in Spain – Eucalyptus oil allays symptoms of Xf infection in almond plants

MARCH 2023

Main topic: BIOVEXO, biocontrol solutions against Xf. Talk with S. Compant and P. Saldarelli
In the news:Grafting campaign for centuries-old olive trees starts in Puglia – Update of the Xf demarcated areas in Portugal – New techniques in xylem microbiome studies – Registration for the 4th Xylella fastidiosa EU conference is open

FEBRUARY 2023

Main topic: Xylella in the EU, 10 years after
In the news:

The botanic gardens in BeXyl, a webinar for Latin America – New paper on sentinel plants for pests’ early detection – BeXyl in the Spanish press – First Xf introduction in France might date back to 1970s

JANUARY 2023

Main topic: Xf on citrus in Portugal
In the news:

EFSA on X. taiwanensis – EU law essay focuses on Xf case – BBC report on the “Xylella Detection Dogs” – 15 new plant species added to the Xf host database

DECEMBER 2022

Main topic: Our website is running! Check what’s in it!
In the news: Publications on Xf genetics – BioVexo meeting in Mallorca – Management strategies in the Balearis Islands – New detections in France

NOVEMBER 2022

Main topic: The BeXyl Project kicked off with an extraordinary event in Cordoba.
In the news: BeXyl short presentation tour – New Xf demarcated area in Apulia – New EPPO quarantine pests list – Prepare to be prepared – Next Events