Xylella Fastidiosa Plant Pest Factsheet

Date published: 23 August 2022

Xylella blocks the xylem vessels of affected plants obstructing the upward flow of water leading to symptoms including wilts, diebacks, stunts and leaf scorches. The EU is on high alert for this pathogen and we must be especially vigilant as the pathogen has not been recorded in Northern Ireland and a Pest Risk Analysis indicates that it could establish here and have a significant impact.

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