By Comunicaciones

On 28th January 2020, was held in the selected lot chosen in Laguna Naick-Neck, Formosa, Argentina, the first “HLB disease and citrus blackfly” workshop . It is the first workshop under the HLB vector control project in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. Headed by Lic. Pilar Ortega, from the IPAF Region NEA – INTA Argentina, and by the Agr. Eng. Andrea Rodríguez, from SENASA, about twenty assistants took part.

First, Pilar Ortega presented project activities, planned for the next three years (project scope). She also provided with data on national and provincial citrus production; reasons for choosing, Pedro Bondaruk a local farmer´s lot, were socialized and farmers were invited to “consider it as their own”. Then a Q&A round took place.

Andrea Rodríguez commented HLB current situation at local level, how to identify symptoms/ presence of this disease as well as regulations and contingency plans designed by SENASA

Farmers were interested in knowing how to engage when   symptoms pop up on their own farms, obtaining new certified disease-free plants and general handling.

Then, farmers had a tour and got in touch with citrus blackfly or Aleurocanthus woglumi, which was the second objective of the workshop.

Likewise, they were able to observe the insect in different stages of evolution, potential damages, and got to know  some  usefull natural enemies present in the environment.

Finally, different available control methods, damage thresholds and guidelines for the implementation of Integrated Pest and Disease Management (MIP in Spanish) in the selected lot.

 

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About FONTAGRO

FONTAGRO was created 1998 with the purpose of promoting the increase of the competitiveness of the agri-food sector, ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and the reduction of poverty in the region. The objective of FONTAGRO is to establish itself as a sustainable financing mechanism for the development of agricultural technology in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to establish a forum for the discussion of priority topics of technological innovation. The member countries are: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. In the last 21 years 144 regional agricultural innovation platforms have been co-financed for an amount of US $ 112 million, which has reached 230 institutions and 29 countries worldwide

About the project

(Only spanish version)

Control Sustentable del vector Huanglongbing (HLB) en la Agricultura Familiar (AF) en Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay y Bolivia

 

 

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About FONTAGRO

FONTAGRO was created 1998 with the purpose of promoting the increase of the competitiveness of the agri-food sector, ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and the reduction of poverty in the region. The objective of FONTAGRO is to establish itself as a sustainable financing mechanism for the development of agricultural technology in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to establish a forum for the discussion of priority topics of technological innovation. The member countries are: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. In the last 21 years 144 regional agricultural innovation platforms have been co-financed for an amount of US $ 112 million, which has reached 230 institutions and 29 countries worldwide

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