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Offline JackieatUrbanAgenda

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Threat to Italy's olive groves
« on: March 21, 2015, 02:30:15 PM »
A friend found this in the Daily Mail and I would hate to think that this little bug would spread to Crete's olive groves. That would be the last economic hit they need. Does anyone know if this is a cause for concern yet ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3001584/Olive-oil-price-soar-bug-kills-trees-EU-orders-felling-11-million-trees-Southern-Italy-infected-deadly-microbe.html


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Re: Threat to Italy's olive groves
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 08:12:24 PM »
I sincerely hope not, but if found in 'the Mail' then treat with a little caution, in my experience. Scare-stories sell papers.

Let's hope that it is stopped locally, and fingers crossed for Crete.

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Re: Threat to Italy's olive groves
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 08:35:23 AM »
Not just the Daily Wail but also on the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32031233

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Re: Threat to Italy's olive groves
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 09:52:36 PM »
Thanks, Tony, for the link.

Let's just hope that it doesn't go the way of Dutch Elm Disease in the UK, I suppose.

I'd hoped that this was just scare-mongering, to sell papers, but perhaps not.

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Re: Threat to Italy's olive groves
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 02:15:28 PM »
It wasn't scare mongering - the attack was confirmed - hence the action by the Italian Government to introduce controls. However, haven't heard anything since so I hope the threat didn't emerge in Greece or Crete.