The report of several outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa in olives in the Salento area imposed a monitoring plan which target host plants and aims to delimit demarcated areas to be under containment and eradication as foreseen by the European Directives, and in compliance with the national regulations. For the implementation of the monitoring program, accredited regional laboratories for diagnostic ananlyses have been identified, and in particular the IPSP-CNR diagnostic laboratory has been identified as a reference laboratory for confirmation tests.


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  • Sustainable intensification in agro-food productions