Agency warns MS producers about highly destructive bacteria in lemon, orange and tangerine seedlings | Mato Grosso do Sul

Agency warns MS producers about highly destructive bacteria in lemon, orange and tangerine seedlings | Mato Grosso do Sul
Agency warns MS producers about highly destructive bacteria in lemon, orange and tangerine seedlings | Mato Grosso do Sul
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1 of 1 Tangerines — Photo: Iagro/Disclosure
Tangerines — Photo: Iagro/Disclosure

The State Animal and Plant Health Defense Agency (Iagro) issued a warning to rural producers and the general population about the danger of “HLB” bacterial contamination in citrus seedlings (orange, lemon, lime and tangerine). Known as “greening”, the bacteria is highly destructive and has no cure.

According to Iagro, this disease caused major losses in the United States and also in São Paulo and Paraná, which are the largest orange producers in the country. The agency also recommends that quality seedlings be purchased and irregular marketing be combatted.

To avoid contamination, Glaucy Ortiz, plant health inspection and defense manager at Iagro, highlights that producers must monitor plantations and carry out the control recommended by the authorities.

Citrus farming in Mato Grosso do Sul has been influential in the diversification of state agricultural production. Currently, there are 2 thousand hectares of lemon, orange and tangerine plantations registered with the institution.

*Intern under the supervision of Gabrielle Tavares

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