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Spain: Andalusia is free from Xylella fastidiosaThe monitoring measures introduced by the Council of Agriculture are among the "numerous initiatives" launched by the Andalusian Government since the adoption of the Action Plan against this bacterium in 2015, which already featured prevention, surveillance and eradication measures. The goal is to prevent the appearance and spread of Xylella fastidiosa in the region.
Councillor Rodrigo Sánchez explained in a statement on Saturday that the actions of the technicians of his department are motivated by the results of surveys and sampling "in places where there is a greater phytosanitary risk."
These actions are focusing on nurseries and places devoted to the production or marketing of plants sensitive to the pathogen, as well as on farms devoted to the cultivation of species potentially more likely to be affected (olives, citrus, vines and almonds), parks, gardens and marinas.
Rodrigo Sánchez Haro has praised the work carried out by the Government of Andalusia to prevent the entry of this bacterium in the region, which is carried out by many technicians with the collaboration of the sector itself.
"They are our best allies to achieve this goal," stressed Sánchez Haro, since "they are in the front line" in the battle against the Xylella.
Publication date: 1/9/2018
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