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Miami: Asian citrus-eating pest package appears

U.S. authorities seized a mail package containing 11 “live” caterpillars at the Miami airport. U.S. authorities seized in the Miami airport a package sent by mail containing eleven caterpillars “live” from an Asian moth that devours the foliage of trees citrus fruits and also guava, reported on Monday that the Office Customs and Border Protection […]

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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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HLB: Publicado Real Decreto con modificaciones a los programas nacionales de control y erradicación de Trioza erytreae, y de prevención de Diaphorina citri y Candidatus Liberibacter

This Wednesday 22nd April, Royal Decree 491/2020 of 21 April was published, amending Royal Decree 23/2016 of 22 January, establishing the national programme for the control and eradication of Trioza erytreae and the national programme for the prevention of Diaphorina citri and Candidatus Liberibacter spp. The new Royal Decree implements changes to allow the movement […]

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Identification of HLB-tolerant patterns in the Mediterranean climate

On March 10th, a meeting of the LIFE Vida for Citrus members was held at the ICIA facilities in Tenerife. At this meeting, the technical actions carried out to date were reviewed, as well as those related to the economic justification.  Asaja Nacional, Asaja Valencia and Asaja Málaga are part of and captain the project. […]

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Planting of plant covers

These images correspond to the sowing of the vegetal covers of the project #LIFEVidaForCitrus in the demonstration plot of Llíria. Under the direction of the IVIA, 3 treatments will be tested: grasses, flowering herbs and a combination of both. Let’s hope that the mid-March rains will help the planting to be successful.

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EU inspection in Spain for citrus greening

Information published by Agrodigital The EU Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety carried out a mission to Spain from 17 to 27 September 2019 to assess the status of African citrus psyllid (Trioza erytreae) and the measures in place for its control. The audit report shows that Spain has established detailed national legislation and contingency […]

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First meeting of the LifeForCitrus working group

First meeting of the LifeForCitrus working group Tenerife, 10th and 11th March, in Puerto de la Cruz, within the framework of the Acclimatization Garden of La Orotava, the working group of this European project has met in order to develop a sustainable control strategy for citrus fruits under the threat of climate change to prevent […]

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Seminar “The greatest phytosanitary threats to citrus fruits

20th February Citrus cultivation is facing a number of increasingly difficult phytosanitary control problems. However, there are new and very serious threats to plant health, which are not well understood by a large number of citrus growers. On 20 February at 2 p.m., in the auditorium of the Regional Directorate of Agriculture, AlgarOrange, in collaboration […]

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Life for citrus at the Orange IV Mostra Silves

The IV Mostra Silves Capital de la Orange took place on February 14th, within a new edition of the Orange XXI Conference. Within this framework, the Route of the Orange was presented, a space for debate and reflection on the issues that currently concern citrus producers and pose challenges for this sector. After the opening […]

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