Last October, local authorities in the Occitanie Region, France, detected 23 new X. fastidiosa infected areas in the Aude department. The outbreaks were identified and numbered out of more than 1800 samples (more than 4300 plants taken).
Two new plant species were found contaminated for the first time in the region: Cistus albidus and Chenopodium album. On 18 November, the Direction Regional de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la Foret reported new detections in the same department.
In 2015 the French authorities notified the Commission of the first outbreak of X. fastidiosa subspecies multiplex in Corsica. Since then, the same subspecies has also been detected in the PACA region (departments: Var and Alpes-Maritimes) and in September 2020 in Occitanie (department: Aude).
On November 7, Daniele Rielli (Italian book author, documentary filmmaker, and podcast host) will present his book Il Fuoco Invisibile. Storia Umana di un Disastro Naturale ("The Invisible Fire. A Human Story of a Natural Disaster") in a Xylella Files webinar. In the...