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Olive tree disease approaching Portuguese groves

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 05-10-2017 12:28:00 · 1 Comments

The chairman of the Southern Olive-growers Association - Olivum - told Lusa News Agency earlier this week that he had no doubts that the “xylella fastidiosa” bacteria, which causes Olive quick decline syndrome and destroys various trees and plants is going to affect Portuguese olive groves.

He said he had no doubt that it had spread over the last four years to European countries and would arrive in Portugal sooner or later so preventive measures had to be taken to stop the bacteria’s progress.
João Cortez de Lobão also said that measures had to be taken to ensure that olive growers had to notify the authorities if they suspected a tree was infected so they could control the zone and stop the contagion.
“The fact of the matter is that when a tree has become infected, it is going to die”, he stressed.
The most recent case of the bacteria in Europe was in an almond orchard in the Valencia region of Spain, the first time it has been seen to reach the Iberian Peninsula.

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Wouldn't this article have been much more informative and useful if you had bothered to include some photos of infected olive trees , a list of other fruit or nut crops that can be infected and a clear description of the disease and its symptoms? Why not help the reader to identify this thing? And why haven't you also given phone numbers or emails or websites to contact if the disease is suspected? Instead of giving half the information and leaving readers worried or frightened, write a well-researched article that leads to a positive result!
by Jude Irwin from Beiras on 07-10-2017 09:48:00

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Edition 1453
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