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Regional platform for the prevention and early detection of quarantine diseases in fruit trees

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay

Prevent the entry and spread, of the foci already present, of quarantine diseases (Fusarium Tropical race 4, Sharka, Phtytoplams and Xyllela) in fruit trees (banana, plum, prune, peach, apple, pear, grapevine and olive) on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. And thus avoiding large economic losses caused by the decrease in yield, quality, eradication and control costs. Fusarium Tropical race 4 produced losses of 120 million dollars annually in bananas in Southwest Asia, Sharka in plum, prune, apricot and peach losses of 370 million dollars annually worldwide, Xyllela in grapevine 104 million dollars per year of losses in the United States and 111 million annual losses due to phtytoplams in apple trees in Italy, among others