Fostering research excellence
in EU Outermost Regions
The EU citriculture is threatened by the emerging disease Huanglongbing (HLB, also known as Greening), considered the most devastating citrus disease due to its rapid dispersal, severity and fast progression of symptoms.
This disease causes important damages such as :
HLB generates multimillion economic losses to citrus industry. Now it is time to start the research in the EU because the vector Trioza erytreae has been detected and is spreading in Spain and Portugal.
The overarching objectives of Pre-HLB :
Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos -IATA, CSIC (España) : https://www.iata.csic.es/en
El Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias -ICA, CSIC (España): https://www.csic.es/en/node/374