10 questions about Xylella fastidiosa

Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterium that causes a lot of damage and therefore has a quarantine status within the EU. The experts at Wageningen University & Research use their knowledge about plant pathogenic bacterial diseases for the detection and recognition of this bacterium and later possibly also for its control.

In a new article, they provide answers to the following questions:

  1. What is Xylella fastidiosa?
  2. What is the problem with Xylella fastidiosa?
  3. How does the bacterium spread?
  4. What happens if Xylella appears in the Netherlands?
  5. In which significant crops does Xylella cause significant problems?
  6. How can the disease be tackled?
  7. What action is being taken to stop the spread?
  8. How is the control of Xylella being researched?
  9. What does WUR have to offer in the control of this bacterial disease?
  10. Where can more information on Xylella fastidiosa be found?

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