Sunday, 14 February 2016

Not Going With the Phloem?


Yet another gardener-mediated disease spread (www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/14/uk-alert-phony-peach-disease)? The bacterium (Xylella fastidiosa) seems to block the xylem conduction vessels in a very wide range of plants. It is certainly possible that it will decimate tree populations (including Olives) over much of Europe.

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