simulation exercise

A simulation exercise to test the contingency plan for a hypothetical introduction of Huanglongbing in the peninsula

  Last week, the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research, partner of the PRE-HLB project, hosted a simulation exercise to test the contingency plan for a hypothetical introduction of Huanglongbing into the peninsula. For two days, leading researchers, representatives of agricultural and nursery organisations, heads of regional plant health services and the Ministry of Agriculture, as…

2nd webinar on “THE HLB. Preventive Management Techniques”

  The Conselleria de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Emergencia Climática y Transición Ecológica, within the PRE-HLB Project, “PREVENTING HLB EPIDEMICS FOR ENSURING CITRUS SURVIVAL IN EUROPE” framed within the HORIZONTE 2020 program, held during June 15 and 16, 2021 the second technical workshop, with webinar format, on “THE HLB. PREVENTIVE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES”. This course was mainly…

Second technical workshop on the threat of HLB in citrus farming

  The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition of the Government of Valencia will organize the second technical workshop on the threat of HLB in citrus farming. The webinar entitled ‘The HLB. Preventive management techniques’ will be divided between the 15th and 16th of June 2021 as part of the PRE-HLB project. This workshop is aimed…

Researchers from PRE-HLB participate in the scientific opinion by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on Diaphorina citri

  Article by Antonio Vicent.   The introduction and spread of plant pests, such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and insects, among food crops, natural vegetation and landscape plants is a serious threat that can have far-reaching economic, social and environmental consequences. Plant pests are often introduced to areas previously unaffected through plant imports. In European…

Citrus and HLB research activities in Guadeloupe highlighted at the “Bik’Agr’Innov’” outreach event

The Agricultural Innovation and Transfer Network (RITA) of Guadeloupe organised on February 4th of 2021 its first edition of the Bik’Agr’Innov’ event, intended to transmit knowledge, know-how and innovations in agroecology to the island’s (future) farmers. On this occasion, the Seapag team (CIRAD) and the Association of Fruit and Christophine Producers of Guadeloupe (Assofwi) joined…

‘Trioza erytreae’ in Galicia and the neighbouring regions of Asturias, Cantabria, and País Vasco

  Trioza erytreae, one of the vectors of Huanglongbing, was first detected in mainland Spain in 2014, in Galicia. The NPPO of Spain recently informed about the findings of the psyllid along the Atlantic coast in the neighbouring regions of Asturias, Cantabria, and País Vasco, and updated the situation in Galicia. An updated map about…

New collaboration between the Deputation of Pontevedra and CSIC for the development of a new project on ‘Trioza erytreae’

  The African citrus psyllium, Trioza erytreae, is an insect whose presence in a territory can produce a very high impact, both because of the direct damage it causes but mainly because of its role as a vector of the “Huanglongbing” disease (HLB) or citrus greening, currently considered as the main threat to these plants…

PRE-HLB participates in a study of genetic variability to determine the ‘Trioza erytreae’ detected in Cantabria

Yesterday morning Alberto Fereres, entomologist, and partner of PRE-HLB project was in Novales (Cantabria, Spain) conducting a survey of Trioza erytreae for a study of genetic variability. At the end of June, the Spanish government warned of the presence in Mogro (Cantabria) of the first outbreak of Trioza erytreae, a sucking insect of sub-Saharan origin,…