The coming of the rains in several regions of Brazil’s citrus belt has made it necessary for growers to pay extra attention to citrus greening. Fundecitrus, the association of citrus growers and juice manufacturers from the state of São Paulo, said the extra attention is needed due to the increase in greening-spreading psyllid populations in this period.
The Association reported that this is traditionally the period of insect population peaks. A large number of insects is captured by the yellow sticky traps of the Fundecitrus Phytosanitary Alert during this time. The Phytosanitary Alert is a tool that monitors the insect population and shoots. According to Fundecitrus, the rains, associated with the heat, favor the sprouts in the citrus plants. The sprouts are favorable for the feeding and reproduction of the psyllid, especially in the end of winter and beginning of spring.
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