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Disease ravages olive groves…

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Fires and wars didn’t kill them,  but xylella  fastidiosa,  a deadly bacterial pathogen that has no known cure and which began  infesting olive  trees in Salento,  Italy at the end of 2013,  may do the trick.   This region produces some excellent olive oil,  so I hope researchers can figure out how to stop this nasty bacteria before the region’s olive growers lose their livelihoods and a huge piece of history.


Written by timeforthorns

February 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

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