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LIFE Vida for Citrus is a European project that was created with the purpose of protecting the citrus sector by developing disease-resistant plants, and with the idea of implementing environmentally friendly cultural practices.

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What is the HLB?

Citrus fruits are vulnerable to a disease called Huanlongbing (HLB) or “citrus greening,” caused by CandidatusLiberibacterspp, a bacterium that spreads by insects.

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Life Vida for Citrus

…seeks to develop a tool for rapid detection of the disease, which would greatly facilitate its control

1

Contribute to the early diagnosis of HLB by developing a marketable early detection kit.

2

Try new pathogen-resistant and heat-tolerant rootstocks that can be adapted to Mediterranean citrus production and thus increase plant resilience.

3

Demonstrate effective techniques to control the propagation of vectors

4

Increase the defense of the ecosystem with sustainable agricultural practices, while providing other environmental benefits.

5

Promote international cooperation and involve the outermost regions of the EU to prevent the entry of HLB and contain the spread.

6

Create a replicable model of agricultural practices for the prevention of vectors / diseases

Proyecto

Life Vida for Citrus