Nufarm Spain, in collaboration with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF / IFAS) of the University of Florida, has made a technical trip to Florida with the purpose of knowing in first person the impact of the huanglongbing disease (HLB) or greening of citrus fruits in the local citriculture.
During the trip, two of the most important research centers of the University of Florida, the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee, and the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred, in the southwest and center of the Florida Peninsula, respectively, were visited. In both centers lectures were given by experts in HLB, both from the University of Florida and from the Department of Agriculture of the United States.
There was talk about the identification of the disease, different agronomic techniques to coexist with the disease, chemical and cultural strategies aimed at reducing the presence of Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), vector of HLB, as well as the economic impact on citrus from Florida.
Nufarm Spain continues betting on technical trips in order to know the agricultural reality of other countries and encourage the exchange of experiences with professionals from the sector outside our borders
Source: Nufarm Spain
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