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,…

New perspectives for the Huanglobing

  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has updated, by Royal Decree 491/2020 of 21 April 2020 (https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2020/04/21/491), 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’ (CLs). The previous legislation of 2016 (https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2016/01/22/23) established the phytosanitary measures…