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Spain breaks citrus export records in March

CGC calls on EU to do more to fight black spot

CGC calls on EU to do more to fight black spot

Published on Aug 26th, 2019

Valencian citrus association CGC has demanded radical EU measures to combat negra black spot after 2,000ha were found to be infected in Tunisia. The area in Nabeul (Tunisia), the first in the Mediterranean, demonstrates how the dangerous fungus adapts to our climate. According to the CGC, this should force the EC to rectify and include this pathogen in the list of priority pests.

Spain’s CGC bemoans country’s "irrelevance" in plant health and accuses IVIA of turning its back on the export sector

Spain’s CGC bemoans country’s "irrelevance" in plant health and accuses IVIA of turning its back on the export sector

Published on May 16th, 2019

The European Commission (EC) has recently appointed the five centres or consortiums that will serve as European Reference Laboratories (EURL) in the field of plant health. These entities will be responsible for performing the analyses to confirm possible positive by pests and diseases from the samples taken in the ports to the horticultural imports of third countries or phytosanitary controls in the field. Well, despite the evident strategic importance of such designations, the Ministry of Agriculture has not presented candidatures in favour of any Spanish centre.

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