Monthly Archives: August 2017

Success against citrus greening disease

By | August 15th, 2017|Global Industry News|

On 29 July, an inspection team of 33 people involved in the prevention and cure of the citrus greening disease was led by Yantai B&J Agricultural Technology Development Co Ltd. They braved the scorching sun, and went to the village of Chang'an, in Fengkai county in northwestern Guangdong. Here they looked at a test field [...]

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Biocontrols in citrus orchards

By | August 15th, 2017|SA Industry News|

Biocontrols don’t work.” That’s the excuse Richard Hutton-Squire, Technical Director of Hutton-Squire Farms PTY, Ltd, said he has heard from many growers who choose not to use biocontrols. Hutton-Squire was part of a round-table discussion in the concluding session of the inaugural Biocontrols Africa 2017 Conference and Expo in Cape Town. I was in attendance [...]

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EU plant health in 2016

By | August 7th, 2017|Global Industry News|

Every month the EU publishes on their plant health website a list of interceptions for non-compliance with import requirements. Recently they published a report covering 2016 results. Here are the main element of the statement by the European Commission upon release of the report (summarised by Freshfel): The Commission´s latest annual report on the operation [...]

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