Certification course for apple tree disease is open for registration in Vacaria (RS)

Training will take place between the 10th and 11th of September, and aims to protect orchards against European Cancer

05.07.2024 | 15:47 (UTC -3)
Secretariat of Agriculture
Photo: Fernando Dias
Photo: Fernando Dias 

Between the 10th and 11th of September 2024, the certification course for the pest will take place in Vacaria, in Campos de Cima da Serra do Rio Grande do Sul (RS). Ditíssimas neonectria. The course is organized by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Sustainable Production and Irrigation (Seapi), with the coordination of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Mapa) and support from Embrapa Uva e Vinho and the Gaúcha Association of Apple Producers (Agapomi).

European cancer caused by the fungus Neonectria ditissima is an important disease of apple trees. This pest mainly affects the woody parts, such as the annual branches, twigs and the main trunk of the plant. Occasionally, the fruits can be affected and in the most serious cases, cause the death of the plant. 

“Aiming to protect plants against quarantine pests, whose introduction and dissemination in Rio Grande do Sul can generate considerable economic losses, some phytosanitary measures are recommended and hence the importance of this certification course”, highlights the head of the Plant Health Defense Division (DDV) from Seapi, Rita Antochevis.

The certification process

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Sustainable Production and Irrigation (Seapi), through the Plant Health Defense Division (DDSV), qualifies technical managers to issue the Phytosanitary Certificate of Origin (CFO) and Consolidated Phytosanitary Certificate of Origin (CFOC).

 The CFO and CFOC certify the phytosanitary condition of a plant product or its parts, with the aim of preventing the spread of pests in Rio Grande do Sul and other Brazilian states. These certificates also support the Plant Transit Permit (PTV), a document necessary for the transit of plants, parts of plants or products of plant origin.

The Phytosanitary Certification process is a monitoring carried out by a technician responsible and is based on compliance with a series of standards, provided for in specific legislation, which result in the viability of commercialization and/or transit of plants or parts of plants, ensuring compliance and compliance with the rules to prevent the spread or introduction of regulated pests, pests of interest to the Federation Unit or as required by the importing country.

Qualification, by the technical managers, can be obtained after passing a specific course, for which full attendance and proof of knowledge with a minimum score of seventy-five per center is required. The course program includes two modules, the first with general guidance on certification standards and the second with specific guidance on pests.

Registration for the Course

Directly at Agapomi, or by email at agapomi@agapomi.com.br or WhatsApp – (54) 99975-1862.

Values: the course costs R$200 for Agapomi and ABPM members and R$400 for non-members. The amounts must be deposited at Banco Sicredi, branch 0268, current account 80644-7 or via pix 90.769.621/0001-27. Proof must be sent via WhatsApp or email, including full name, email, telephone number, CREA number and training.

Course location: CIC Auditorium – Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Vacaria Services, Rua Borges de Medeiros, 1288 Centro – Vacaria-RS

For more information, send an email to Defesavegetal@agricultura.rs.gov.br

Course Schedule

September 10.09.2024, XNUMX – Tuesday

09am - Opening: Mapa/RS, Seapi/RS and Agapomi.

09:30 - Phytosanitary Certification – World and National Context - SSV/MAPA-RS.

10:45 am - Break

11am – Ordinance No. 319, of May 26, 2021, which establishes the European National Cancer Prevention and Control Program (PNCE) - SSV/MAPA/RS.

12:XNUMX - Lunch

13:30 pm – MAPA Normative Instruction No. 33, of August 24, 2016: technical standard for the use of the Phytosanitary Certificate of Origin – CFO and the Consolidated Phytosanitary Certificate of Origin – CFOC and MAPA Normative Instruction No. 28, of August 24, 2016 : technical standard for the use of the Vegetable Transit Permit – PTV. SEAPI/DDSV.

16pm – Break

16:15 pm – Use of the Agricultural Defense System – SDA for phytosanitary certification. Seapi/DDSV.

September 11.09.2024, XNUMX - Wednesday

08:30 - Taxonomy, Biology, Host Plants, Geographic Distribution, Symptoms, Dispersion, Monitoring, Loss and Damage, Prevention and Control Methods Ditíssimas neonectria in Pomáceas – Dr. Sílvio André Meirelles Alves – Agricultural Engineer Phytopathologist, Researcher at Embrapa Grape and Wine in Vacaria/RS.

10pm – Break

10:15 am – Continuation

12:XNUMX - Lunch

13:30 pm – Assessment through test.

15:30 - Closing

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