Fundecitrus holds the first Citros em Foco Meeting, in Horizonte (SP)

The objective of the event is to bring together citrus growers from the main citrus producing regions of the citrus park and raise awareness about the incidence of greening and the main management strategies to control the psyllid

19.09.2022 | 13:52 (UTC -3)
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The objective of the event is to bring together citrus growers from the main citrus producing regions of the citrus park and raise awareness about the incidence of greening and the main management strategies to control the psyllid. - Photo: Fundecitrus Disclosure
The objective of the event is to bring together citrus growers from the main citrus producing regions of the citrus park and raise awareness about the incidence of greening and the main management strategies to control the psyllid. - Photo: Fundecitrus Disclosure

Fundecitrus held, on Thursday (15/09), the first Citros em Foco Meeting, in Novo Horizonte. The event brought together around 70 citrus growers, agronomists and professionals from the citrus sector in the region. 

The objective of the event is to bring together citrus growers from the main citrus producing regions of the citrus park and raise awareness about the incidence of greening and the main management strategies to control the psyllid, the insect that transmits greening. “The region has a very high number of psyllids, different from recent years. It is essential that producers adopt management strategies and, above all, rotate products”, explains Fundecitrus agronomist Sérgio Nascimento. 

Another topic discussed was the management of fruit flies and ferrets. “These pests caused a 5,63% drop in fruit in the citrus belt in the 2021/22 harvest. Therefore, early monitoring is essential to avoid losses to the citrus grower”, comments Fundecitrus researcher, Haroldo Volpe.  

The event had the support of Empresas Amigas do Citricultor - and representatives from the companies Koppert and Sumitomo participated in lectures at this event.

Some more events are planned in other regions of the citrus belt.

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