BRIGIT looking out for Xylella

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Published on: January 14, 2020

Taken from the John Innes Centre

Dame Helen Mirren has helped renew efforts to keep plant disease Xylella fastidiosa out of the UK in 2020 – the UN’s International Year of Plant Health – narrating a new animation that warns of the devastation it causes, including the death of millions of olive trees in Europe.

This video has been put together by the BRIGIT project that is lead from the John Innes Centre

Advice to help prevent the introduction of Xylella includes:

  1. Source new plants carefully, where possible purchase plants grown in the UK
  2. Propagate your own plants from seeds or cuttings
  3. Check plants for signs of disease before purchase and monitor the health of new plants
  4. Never bring plants back with you from abroad

For more information check out the BRIGIT Webpage.

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