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UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus killer disease

Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling citrus greening disease, that has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California. The new treatment effectively kills the causative bacteria of the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild relatives of citrus fruits. This molecule, an antimicrobial peptide, offers numerous advantages […]

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The Government warns of the presence of African psylla in Cantabria with an outbreak in Mogro

The Regional Ministry of Rural Development has warned about the presence in Cantabria of Psila Africana de los Cítricos (Trioza erytreae), an insect of sub-Saharan origin that affects lemon, orange, mandarin and other citrus trees, and whose first outbreak in the region has been detected in Miengo. Detected in the Canary Islands in 2002 and […]

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Asaja Málaga calls for more controls on citrus black spot ahead of the Southern Hemisphere import season

All citrus growing areas in the EU are potentially suitable for the establishment of the pest, and the start of the Southern Hemisphere import season, with a total forecast of more than 3 million tonnes, may bring the fungus to domestic farms All citrus growing areas in the EU are potentially suitable for the establishment […]

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The fight against HLB is intensified at the start of the citrus campaign

The fight against HLB does not give rest and in the middle of the citrus season checks are still carried out on in order to prevent this dangerous disease from occurring in the region. During the Last week, the Integrated Control System of Tucumán and Catamarca carried out 14 actions, including the interdiction of 88 […]

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LIFE Vida for Citrus, un proyecto con garantías

The European LIFE Vida for Citrus project is another tool for the sector to fight against Huanlongbing (HLB) or ‘citrus greening’, relatively unknown in Europe but which represents a serious threat to the citrus industry. Like other tree diseases, it is spread by insect vectors; one of which, Trioza erytreae, was found in northwest Spain […]

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IFAPA researches

Images showing the use of vegetal covers in citrus in the Center #IfapaLasTorres within the European project @LIFEforCitrus Actions to develop better cultural practices that respect the environment and protect the citrus sector #IFAPAresearch #

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Andalusian citrus growers’ commitment to quality is matched by the market

The Junta de Andalucía values the efforts of the region’s producers in their commitment to a product characterised by its flavour and sustainability. There is no need to throw away the bells until the end of the season, but for the moment the Andalusian Regional Government is highlighting a “positive market response” to the unquestionable […]

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