The silent massacre
XYLELLA
VIRUS
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Xylella is not the cause of olive tree
disease in Puglia.  The disease is called
the Rapid Desiccation of the Olive
(CoDiRO) complex and is caused by
environmental problems, which led to
soil sterility.  These problems have
lasted for decades and are stronger in
the Salento outbreak areas, where for
years desertification has been more
evident than in other provinces of
Puglia.  There is a close relationship
between pollution, desertification and
CoDiRO.
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According to entomologists, the
bacterium is transported from tree to
tree by some vector insects that feed on
lymph found in wild herbs and trees,
including olive trees;  entomologists
themselves believe that the main vector
is the so-called sputacin (Philaenus
spumarius), an insect widespread in
Puglia, but also elsewhere.
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The main vector is
the so-called sputacin
(Philaenus
spumarius), an insect
widespread in Puglia,
but also elsewhere.
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