Brazil’s government, institutions and citrus growers need to join efforts to overcome greening “so that Brazil does not go through the same situation as Florida,” a São Paulo agriculture official declared November 7. Orlando Melo de Castro, undersecretary of agriculture, made those remarks to about 500 people at an international citrus symposium in Araraquara, São Paulo. “To this end, we have established action measures, such as the creation of the committee to combat greening and a channel for reporting orchards with the disease,” he added.

The symposium’s theme was “The new citrus industry: Citrus production and automation systems.” The event was promoted by Fundecitrus, with the support of the Agromillora Group and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation.

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