Baby oil steps

Is anyone looking for resistant material? That’s what we asked back in August last year, at the height of the Italian Xylella olive plague panic. Then in March this year there was news of some 10 cultivars being tested. Now comes this: An experimental olive plot with almost twenty different olive cultivars (24 replicates for …

Gotta have a villain

Disturbing follow-up to the story of the devastating olive disease in southern Italy: now some of the researchers involved in fighting the epidemic are being blamed for it.