Xanthomonas of Pomegranate is common only in India and may be related to the alkalinity of the soil.
My understanding of this disease is that we can not completely eradicate this unless geo-climate is perfectly suited for the plants and they are properly cared and rested between the two crop cycles.
However, we have tried to provide a practical solution wherein the disease resistance of the plants is boosted using a patented product. I have myself seen positive results in over 110 farms in Nasik district over 2011- 2012 (we are studying this product on Xanthomonas of pomegranate since 2009).
This product and its variants also has immense potentials on other crops like chili , capsicum, strawberry, wheat, corn, and a variety of vegetables that suffer losses due to bacterial and fungal infections.
I am writing this mail on the forum to share technical capabilities of the product with those who would like to walk with me on the fine tuning and further development of the commercial product(s)
Thanks and regards
Dr Abhay Shendye