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Outbreak of Fusarium Wilt disease at Colombian banana plantations

Outbreak of Fusarium Wilt disease at Colombian banana plantations

Published on Aug 07th, 2019

Two Colombian banana production areas have been quarantined after an outbreak of the Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race IV (TR4) disease, which threatens the world’s bananas. The news has put neighbouring countries are on high alert. The announcement comes after several weeks of speculations among the sector but silence from the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA).

Demands for tighter controls in Spain on imported olive trees from Morocco

Demands for tighter controls in Spain on imported olive trees from Morocco

Published on Jun 11th, 2018

The municipal council of Castro del Rio has asked the Spanish government to restrict olive tree imports from Morocco due to the "serious” phytosanitary threat they represent. For several years now, Morocco’s olive trees have been affected by the Xylella bacterium and Spanish producers are not satisfied with the Moroccan authorities’ response.

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