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Xylella ten years after, second episode: the Xylella dogs

Feb 8, 2024 | Dissemination, Interviews

Building on the success of the experiments on canines’ detecting pathogens causing plant diseases, the BeXyl Project supports the Xylella detection dogs’ initiative, started in 2021. The goal is to have a squad of sniffing dogs to detect early stage, asymptomatic Xylella fastidiosa infections. Here is the second episode of our reportage from Italy, 10 years after Xylella

Bexyl Communication report 2023

Bexyl Communication report 2023

During the 1st BeXyl Project General Assembly, taken in Madrid on 15-16 November 2023, our communication team presented the Key Performance Indicators and results for the first 12 months of activity: growth is steady. Now’s the time for collaborative action....

Xf in the Balearics between curse and hope, talk with D. Olmo

Xf in the Balearics between curse and hope, talk with D. Olmo

After an initial detection of Xylella fastidiosa in 2016, in the following years the Balearic Islands have become the first European territory to host all the most threatening Xf strains found in Europe. This is bad news for local agriculture. On the other hand, this...

Bexyl Video presentation

The #Xylella23 Conference highlighted the many avenues science is pursuing to combat Xylella fastidiosa. For that aim, the BeXyl project explores all the possible solutions.Find an overview in this video presentation. https://youtu.be/N7vOEqXx66s English version...

Taking stock of the Xf outbreak in Israel: interview with Ofir Bahar

Taking stock of the Xf outbreak in Israel: interview with Ofir Bahar

In the summer of 2016, researchers found Xylella fastidiosa in Israel. What is the situation today? We talked to Ofir Bahar researcher at the Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, Agricultural Research Organization – Volcani Institute (ARO-VOL). In the...

Eyes from the sky to spot Xf infections, a talk with Pablo Zarco

Eyes from the sky to spot Xf infections, a talk with Pablo Zarco

When plants are sick, they send signals human senses cannot detect. Cameras that are sensitive to infrared and electromagnetic radiation can though. For many years, scientists have been experimenting with ways to use this knowledge to detect plant pathogens at an...