Chile opens a lemon market in the United States under a systems approach

The Ministry of Agriculture of Chile announced after 4 years of negotiations the approval by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the Department of Agriculture of the United States (USDA) the certification of Chilean lemons under Systems Approach. Thus, an alternative is offered that will allow our country to export lemons in higher quality conditions, since it avoids fumigation with methyl bromide, substantially improving the post-harvest conditions of this fruit to a market in which Chile is the main provider.
Mujeres trabajando en el campo. Imagen: Ministerio de Agricultura de España.

The Government increases the budgets allocated to Agriculture

The Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, Carlos Cabanas, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Congress of Deputies, that the budget of the General Secretariat marks a continuity of the objectives of the agri-food and rural development policies agreed for this legislation , looking for maximum effectiveness in the application of funds.

Agrifood Cooperatives of Spain claim aid for the surface of nuts

The representatives of the main regions producing nuts Catalonia, Castilla La Mancha, Valencia, Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Murcia and Aragon, have analyzed the current situation of the sector and the consequences of the decision of the Ministry on the elimination of national aid to the surface of nuts.

The almond wasp continues its expansion and its fight generates 5 million extra costs

The expansion of the almond wasp (Eurytoma amigdali) by Valencian lands since its arrival in 2015 is taking on increasingly worrying dimensions. This insect, decreed as a plague through a resolution of the Conselleria de Agricultura, has already spread to four Valencian regions, where it causes millionaire losses to hundreds of producers, causing both a drastic decrease in production and an increase in expenses. of culture.

Mexico will host the III International Blueberry Seminar 2018

Mexico will host the III International Seminar of Blueberries, which will be held on June 7 and will have a very innovative program, with new and interesting local and international speakers. In addition, there will be a field day in which to see the most outstanding technical applications. This new edition of the Blueberry Seminar of Mexico will have the special organization and collaboration of Aneberries, the National Association of Berry Exporters of Mexico.

UPA Madrid calls for unity in the case of Xylella fastidiosa and ASAJA for a solution and greater control

After the appearance of the first case of Xylella fastidiosa in the Community of Madrid, specifically in an olive grove in Villarejo de Salvanés, the Union of Small Farmers and Cattle Rangers of Madrid (UPA Madrid) has shown its "deep concern" and explained that "a At the foot of the field, this sentiment extends beyond the olive trees because this bacterium poses a deadly threat to woody crop species. In addition, the Agrarian Association of Young Farmers (ASAJA) has also taken a stand on this, and has asked for a solution and greater control.

AEPLA will continue with the improvement of the phytosanitary ware safety system

The Business Association for the Protection of Plants (AEPLA) held last Thursday its General Assembly, in which to improve the authorization system of plant protection, the defense of the production model based on the use of technology, communicate and raise awareness in society of the benefits of the phytosanitary products and analyze the role that the sector will play in the future of agriculture were the main topics that were addressed.

A hybrid of two pests, the new threat of crop

A hybrid between two pests would be the new threat to crops around the world, according to Australian scientists, who have confirmed the new appearance of a hybrid of two worms responsible for the world's major pests in a new species strengthened.

TEO stars 92 legal actions against the illegal exploitation of mandarin Orri

The compliance organization S.L. (TEO) exclusive master licensee of the Orri variety in Spain and Portugal in the period 2017-2018, a total of 92 legal actions for illegal exploitation of mandarin Orri that can affect 172 hectares, more than 80,000 trees.