Pilot project on Xylella fastidiosa to reduce risk assessment uncertainties

To assess the risk of X. fastidiosa for the EU territory, it is urgent to gain a better knowledge on the host range of the Apulian strain(s) of X. fastidiosa by experimental studies. given the very large number of hosts and vectors of X. fastidiosa reported in literature, it is important to start first by testing the susceptibility of important mediterranean crops such as grapes, citrus, peach and plum, but also of forest species such as oak or other temperate trees.

Research staff

Research activity

  • Plant/environment interactions