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Join us in the Final Meeting Event in Valencia to Address the HLB Crisis in Citriculture

By hlb-editor | June 20, 2023 | Event and News, News | 0 comments


PRE-HLB is thrilled to announce our final meeting event, set to take place at the Ciudad Politecnica de la Innovación (CPI) de la UPV (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia) in Valencia on September 26th. This workshop aims to provide the latest updates on HLB prevention, mitigation, and control, while facilitating interactive discussions among PRE-HLB partners, citrus stakeholders, EU phytosanitary policy representatives, advisory boards, and the public interested in HLB management.

Experts from Florida and California in the USA, China, Brazil, South Africa, Central Africa, and the Mediterranean basin will inform us about the current HLB and insect vector situation in their respective countries/areas. They will share how they are effectively dealing with the problem while ensuring the survival of citrus production, as well as their perspectives on the future of citriculture considering the continuous spread of this devastating disease worldwide.

Secure your spot now by registering at https://t.co/dPq5QymMKG to reserve your seat. Don’t miss out on the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with industry leaders.

This immersive event will be held in-person, however, if you’re unable to attend physically, worry not! The event will also be available online, ensuring global participation. With limited availability for a maximum of 100 attendees in-person, make sure to secure your spot today.

The congress will be primarily conducted in English, with potential translations into Spanish. We encourage all individuals interested in this matter, including farmers, nurserymen, engineers, phytosanitary product companies, health and municipal technicians, and cooperatives, to register and participate.

Mark your calendars! We eagerly anticipate meeting you in person and working together to combat the challenges posed by HLB.


Stay informed, take action, and join us in Valencia!



HLB – International Workshop on Citrus HLB Management – September 26, 2023

  • 9:00-9:15: PreHLB Coordinator and Local Authority – Welcome & Opening
  • 9:15-10:00: Georgios Vidalakis, Department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology, University of California, USA – HLB Management in California
  • 10:00-10:45: Jim Graham, Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences, University of Florida, USA – HLB Management in Florida
  • 10:45-11:15: Coffee Break
  • 11:15-12:00: Changyong Zhou, Citrus Research Institute, Southwest University, Chongqing, China – HLB Management in China
  • 12:00-12:45: A. Juliano Ayres, Fundecitrus, São Paulo, Brazil – HLB Management in Brazil
  • 13:00-15:00: Lunch Break
  • 15:00-15:45: Wayne Kirkman, Citrus Research International, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa – HLB Management in South Africa
  • 15:45-16:00: Wayne Kirkman, Citrus Research International, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa – HLB Situation in Central Africa
  • 16:00-16:45: Alberto Fereres, ICA-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain – HLB Situation in the Mediterranean
  • 16:45-17:30: Q & A – Round Table with all speakers



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