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Why the fastidious Xylella will persist in Europe ?. Olimerca Magazine.

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Olimerca.- Researchers of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission has just published a new scientific article focused on the problem of Xylella Fastidiosa and its control and eradication.

According to these scholars, Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterial plant pathogen transmitted by vectors, causing a variety of diseases to a wide range of host plants, with enormous economic impact for agriculture. The first detected case was sighted in the region of Puglia (Italy) in October 2013, causing the "syndrome of rapid decline of the olive". Since then it has also been detected in Corsica and in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France and on the island of Mallorca (Spain).

Puglia launches its enforcement plan Xylella annoying - Natural Theater

Puglia has launched, with regional law passed with 26 votes in favor and 15 against, the organic legislation to counteract Xylella fastidiosa.

The essential points of the new regional arrangement concerning a tightening of sanctions for olive growers in default with respect to mandatory control to the carrier, or the sputacchina. Those who did not comply with the requirements, are not eligible for benefits from the region or take part in competitions o bandi for the allocation of EU funds.

For those who will follow the rules, though, there are compensations. In the law is given the definition of the defined area, which is formed from an infected area and a buffer zone, the latter being understood as a surface ten kilometers around the infected area. The law provides that owners and tenants of the areas in question can benefit from additional contributions to cover the costs incurred for the implementation of phytosanitary measures, and that they have the right to access the National Solidarity Fund for the loss of income compensation when the damage resulted more than 30% of gross marketable production.

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Hopes to stem Zebra chip disease with portable diagnostic tool

A new portable diagnostic tool for identifying the devastating zebra chip disease may bring faster and more accurate results to stem its spread, according to New Zealand scientists.

Zebra chip is a bacteria which alters a plant's metabolism and burns striped patches in potatoes, making both the potato and its seed inedible and unmarketable.

It is mainly spread by infected tomato potato psyllids, a pest which was detected in Perth last week in a first and devastating blow for Australian biosecurity.

Dr Grant Smith is a plant pathologist with the Plant and Food Research institute in New Zealand and has been working on the development of the tool.

He said current tests were not accurate enough.

"Because they're relatively new pathogens we don't know an awful lot about it so we don't understand quite what the genetics, what the population structure is, of this bacterium," Dr Smith said.

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China Closes Live Poultry Markets Amid Deadly Flu Outbreak

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China is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions as it grapples with the worst outbreak of bird flu in years that has killed at least 87 people.

State media reported Friday that the National Health and Family Planning Commission ordered closures anywhere with cases of the H7N9 strain.

Most reported cases have been found in the densely populated Yangtze and Pearl river deltas from Shanghai to Hong Kong. Those areas generally experience mild, wet winters that are ideal for the virus transmission. In all, more than 250 cases have been reported from 16 provinces and regions, including as far away as the southwestern province of Yunnan.

The death toll since the start of the year has been unmatched since at least 2013.

In addition to the market closures, the commission is training health workers in the screening, early diagnosis and treatment of the disease, while urging people to avoid contact with live birds.

Frozen Shrimp Exports to Korea Must Undergo Quarantine

VIET NAM - Frozen shrimp exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must undergo quarantine checks before shipping to the market.

This was stated in new regulations under the country’s law on fishery disease management.

The embassy of the Republic of Korea in Viet Nam has delivered an announcement about these new regulations from the country's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries to Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade because Viet Nam, a WTO member country, has been exporting shrimp to Korea for many years.

Korea has added frozen shrimp products to the list of seafood products that must undergo quarantine checks before entering the country from 1 April 2017. At present, frozen abalone and oyster are required to undergo quarantine checks before being exported to Korea.

 

 

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China: 4000 unlicensed citrus seedlings seized

Since the spring 2016, the Law Enforcement Bureau has stepped up its inspections of the nursery stock market for citrus seedlings, to prevent the occurrence of citrus yellow shoot disease.

Yellow shoot is an incurable disease of citrus and in recent years, some farmers have evaded the strict quarantine regulations to smuggle in infected seedlings, resulting in great losses to farmers.

In the nursery stock market of Qingjiang and Xingning town, the law enforcement officers have focused on the inspection of citrus seedlings on sale to check their source and origin as well as whether they have the phytosanitary certificates. Over several days, the officers found that the majority of people engaged in sales of Citrus Seedlings on the market had not applied for phytosanitary certificates.

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Xylella fastidiosa had three foci of entry into Baleares

The bacteria, which kills fruit and olive trees, presents three variants of the plant pathogen.

Xylella had three foci of entry into the Balearics. / Archivo.La Xylella bacterium that causes death of fruit and olive trees, had at least three sources of input in the Balearic Islands, as evidenced by the existence of three variants of the plant pathogen, according to sources of the Balearic government.

According to the Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vicenç Vidal, that have been detected Xylella fastidiosa subspecies, X. and X. pauca multiplex multiple entries it indicates that the microorganism that causes the plague on the islands may have occurred.

Xylella ended in Italy with hundreds of thousands of olive trees and forced a preventive logging that decimated the population of these ancient trees in the region of Apulia. Also in Baleares we have had to sacrifice at least one hundred olive trees and fruit.

 

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PM wants shrimp exports to reach 10 billion USD by 2025

Ca Mau (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the shrimp industry to strive for an export value of 10 billion USD by 2025 during a conference on shrimp production held in the southernmost province of Ca Mau on February 6.

Vietnam has become the world’s third largest shrimp exporter and the world’s leading exporter of giant tiger prawn, heard participants.

Shrimp export accounted for nearly 50 percent of the total seafood export with the highest value of nearly 4 billion USD achieved in 2014.

Giant tiger prawn and white-legged shrimp – brackish water species – are being farmed in 30 provinces and cities and have been key export products. The central provinces of Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa and southwestern provinces like Ca Mau and Bac Lieu are main shrimp producers. Ca Mau has the largest shrimp breeding areas.

According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong, shrimp, with its high value, has been chosen as one of important products for restructuring the seafood in particular and agriculture in general.

Speaking at the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said that Vietnam’s shrimp industry still has a lot of room for more development, not only because the world’s demand is large but also because the area suitable for farming shrimp in Vietnam is very large, particularly the Mekong Delta.

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New threats in growing greenhouse tomatoes - Agricultural

As stated by Paul Strauchmann, Tuta absoluta (tomato angoumois) is a threat to greenhouse tomatoes for several years. The first mention of this pest are welled in 2000 from South America. Angoumois in Spain he appeared in 2006. - According to Polish institutes and research units, as well as the producers themselves, Tuta absoluta 3 years poses a real threat - he added.

Preferred by this pest host plants are tomato, potato and wild species - black nightshade, or jimsonweed. As the speaker said, in the greenhouse facilities virtually crops are grown year-round (without interruption), which favors the development of pests. Angoumois cycle time depends on the temperature and can last for 24 days at 25 deg. C or 76 days at a temperature of 14 deg. C. Under favorable conditions, can produce 10-12 generations per year.

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USDA expands Florida quarantine for citrus black spot - The Packer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has expanded quarantine areas in Florida due to the further detection of citrus black spot.

APHIS is adding 11 sections in Collier County and 75 sections in Hendry County. These actions are in direct response to the surveys conducted by APHIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry.

This is an update on previous quarantine areas, which also include parts of Lee and Polk counties, as Florida first discovered citrus black spot in 2010. Since then, APHIS has taken steps to limit its spread, as “fresh citrus fruit that is moved interstate from the (citrus black spot) quarantine areas must be packed in commercial citrus packinghouses operating under a compliance agreement with APHIS and the fruit must be processed using APHIS-approved methods,” according to a November update to the quarantine order.

“APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from the quarantine,” APHIS said in the update.

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