Etiqueta 'Olive ebola'
Environment and agriculture minister Vicenç Vidal speaking yesterday.


Brussels to accept xylella containment policy

The containment policy means that only infected trees are cut down. Eradication would mean the potential loss of thousands of trees.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/09/2017 00:00

It is hoped that the care of vineyards will prevent the bacterium spreading.


Xylella bacterium is now infecting vineyards

The environment ministry has confirmed that there are cases but has not said where they are or how many there are.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter30/08/2017 00:00

Olive trees are obviously affected, but a lot of almond trees have also been infected.


More than 200 confirmed cases of olive ebola in the Balearics

The regional government hopes to continue with its policy of containment rather than one of eradication.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/05/2017 00:00

A tree infected by xylella.


Ibiza banned from exporting plants to other islands

The strain of the bacteria that has devastated trees in Italy has been detected in Ibiza.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/02/2017 00:00

In Soller there were complaints about the debris left on the beaches.


Forces of nature, goats and rentals: the week in Majorca

The consequences of bad weather and olive ebola were more evident. There was outrage over a secretive goat cull in Calvia. And Palma's mayor was wanting the state to intervene in holiday rentals.

Andrew Ede12/02/2017 00:00

Detection of xylella in Porto Cristo last year was said to have been the first case. It almost certainly wasn't.


All-party support for olive ebola measures

A policy of containment is better than one of large-scale elimination of trees.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/02/2017 00:00

The regional government hopes containment will work in the fight against olive ebola.


Four months before Brussels checks on olive ebola plan

The Balearic policy is one of containment rather than more comprehensive eradication of trees.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter08/02/2017 00:00

Getting on for two years ago, university researchers had begun monitoring for possible signs of olive ebola.


Floods, pestilence and protest: the week in Majorca

There was confusion over flood aid; olive ebola began to look deadly serious; the transport ministry had designs on central reservations and continued to lock horns with taxi drivers; town halls were being insulted; and they were crying over an ice-cream kiosk.

Andrew Ede04/02/2017 00:00

The Guardia Civil should not have to face this situation now, as there is a ban on the export of trees.


Guardia increasing controls to prevent spread of olive ebola

There are calls for the Balearics to be "sacrificed" and for trees to be eliminated in order to prevent the spread of olive ebola to the mainland.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/02/2017 00:00

Olives are not the only target for xylella fastidiosa.


Insufficient resources to fight olive ebola

The services of the Guardia Civil are being offered in the fight against the spread of the "xylella fastidiosa" plague.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/02/2017 00:00

The olive ebola bacteria has been found in Porto Cristo


First case of "olive ebola" in Majorca

The regional government's plant health department has found three infected cherry trees in a nursery in Porto Cristo.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/11/2016 00:00

Archive photo of olive trees in Soller.


Tougher measures sought to prevent "olive ebola" in the Balearics

The consequences of the Xylella fastidiosa (XF) bacterium could be "catastrophic" for the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/07/2016 00:00