Get involved

How to become involved with the BRIGIT program.

BRIGIT will build on established citizen science and outreach activities to improve awareness of Xylella, its potential impacts and modes of spread.

We will work with established volunteer networks and recording schemes as well as engage with citizens in the wider community.

Follow BRIGIT news through #brigitxylella on Twitter

Become a reporter

To be able to respond to the threat of Xylella we need to link the public, and researchers and enthusiasts from different disciplines to record insect and plant distributions across the country. There are established volunteer networks reporting such information and BRIGIT aims to work with these groups.

During the project tools to enable non-specialists to identify morphologically potential vectors of Xylella will be developed. The following resources are currently available

We encourage people to report the presence of any of the approximately 20 leafhopper and froghopper species that are suspected to be Xylella vectors (see table) and to identify the associated plant host species using theĀ iRecord website.

Information on identification of the most common host plants and symptoms caused by Xylella has been developed, see links under “high risks plants”.

Public events and training will be created through BRIGIT to bring together volunteers and share information on Xylella. These events will be announced on the BRIGIT website and associated media channels.