The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to extend the ban on the entry of lemons from Tucuman for another 30 days, official sources confirmed today.
It is known as greening and is a lethal bacterium for citrus. It is transmitted by an insect whose presence has already been detected in Spain, in particular in Galicia, but also in Portugal.
Preliminary data on the production of mandarins in Spain in the 2016/2017 campaign, point to the total volume reaching 2,446 million tonnes, compared to 1,972 million tonnes in the previous season.
According to some, Florida is looking to have one of the worst citrus crops in a long time, due to the worsening effects of citrus greening.
The situation of oranges this season has finally improved and prices are on the rise, but Castellon will hardly benefit from it.
The citrus industry in the downtown area of Tamaulipas was put at risk by the presence of pests such as the fruit fly, exotic flies, the tristeza virus, and the red spider. As a result, producers work hard to keep them at bay and to prevent the Yellow Dragon disease.