Plant Export Strategies for EU’s Xylella Quarantine

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. February 11 2016

AmericanHort continues to work toward better options to facilitate exports of plant material identified as potential hosts for Xylella fastidiosa from the U.S. to the European Union, and to network with affected breeders and growers. Currently, the EU restricts the importation of 179 plants as potential hosts of the bacterial pathogen under emergency quarantine measures. This impacts U.S. businesses exchanging plant material with the EU, whether on a commercial scale, or for intermittent exchange of new varieties for trialing and development.

While the situation remain...

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