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A European project to combat ‘Citrus Greening

The Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, through the Andalusian Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA), is participating in the international project ‘Life Vida for Citrus’ aimed at protecting the citrus fruit sector from Huanglongbing disease (HLB), also known as ‘Citrus Greening’. This initiative, which is also committed to […]

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“Introduction, objectives and presentation of the activities of the LIFE Vida for Citrus project in the Canary Islands

The ICIA Plant Protection Unit has been carrying out different research and dissemination activities on the sustainable control of the pest Trioza erytreae; specifically, in the framework of the 2018 call for projects of the “Climate Change Adaptation” programme within the European LIFE Programme, the LIFE18 CCA/ES/001109 demonstration project entitled “Development of sustainable control strategies […]

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FIRST TRAINING SEMINAR of the LIFE Project18 CCA/ES/001109 “Introduction, objectives and presentation of the activities of the LIFE Vida for Citrus project in the Canary Islands

The aim of this training is to raise awareness of the objectives, technical protocols and actions developed by ICIA as a partner in the LIFE for CITRUS project. Also, to refer to the expected results, which will be replicable to the citrus production areas at regional and national level, with its potential impact on increasing the quality of production of this sector in the Canary Islands.

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HLB training for Guadeloupean farmers by CIRAD and ASSOFWI

On July 27, 2020, a dozen farmers from Guadeloupe received detailed training on HLB disease at the Roujol station. Organized locally by CIRAD and Assofwi with the support of VIVEA, the training action was part of the A2 action of the Life project “Vida for Citrus”. The training took place at CIRAD’s Roujol station in […]

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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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Le gouvernement détermine des mesures supplémentaires pour éradiquer le citrus pest

The government wants to eradicate the insect ‘Trioza erytreae’, which causes the citrus pest, and has determined the duty to inform the authorities and the ‘cutting of infected branches, destruction by fire, crushing or burial’ by non-professional operators. According to the new rules that come into force on Thursday, “any owner, user or lessee of […]

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Infected insects can warn of impending citrus disease one year in advance

Citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing of HLB), transmitted by the Asian citrus psyllid, is currently the the citrus industry and is a threat to many parts of the world, including Asia, Africa, South America and the United States. Only in Florida, citrus greening disease has represented losses of several billion US dollars. Despite the widespread prevalence of […]

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Asaja Valencia demands that the EU extend controls to South African citrus fruits in view of the expansion of the HLB in Africa

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) is demanding that the European Union (EU) extend phytosanitary controls at the ports of entry for citrus fruits from South Africa, whose export season for oranges and mandarins is about to begin in view of the expansion of HLB in Africa. The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) demands that […]

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IFAPA takes part in a European project to combat ‘Citrus Greening

The Institute is one of 13 partners from four countries sharing experiences and research within the framework of ‘Life for Citrus’. The Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, through the Institute of Research and Formación Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía (IFAPA), participates in the project international ‘Life Vida for Citrus’ directed to protect […]

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