02.20.2012 | Creation Time: 11:19:51 | Last Modified: 11:20:46
The State Plant Health Committee reported that although Tamaulipas is free from the presence of Huanglongbing bacteria, known as “yellow dragon” in the entity maintaining plant health alert.
President Ricardo Sepulveda Cantu body, said that the filing of this bacterium would be risking more than 40 000 hectares planted with orange, lemon and grapefruit.
He noted that there is a plant health alert in the north, central and southern Tamaulipas to detect and prevent the entry of infected plants from other states.
“Fortunately there is no report of existence of the bacteria causing the disease known as yellow dragon. In the state of Tamaulipas has not found any citrus plant that has the symptoms or the psyllid has been found, which is the diaforina that transmits the disease, “he said.
He is also president of the Union of Associations of Tamaulipas Ejido Citrus Fruit of the CNC, said that the authorities maintain a sample in the social sector (ejidos) in particular fields and even in places and homes, because there are courts that have at least plant with lemon or orange.
“Yes there is a big concern, so there is a major campaign being carried out with the collaboration of producers, it is the only way to cope and try to prevent this disease from Tamaulipas to come to us or at least lengthen the period we get rid of it “he said.
Sepulveda said that monitoring Cantu remains at producing ejidos lemon, orange, grapefruit and tangerine municipalities such as Victoria, Güémez, Padilla, Llera and Hidalgo, which are the main citrus growing regions.
But he added that the preventive measure is extended to municipalities in the north and south of the state, which are citrus-producing regions.
He said the State Plant Health Committee is working with commissioners and groups of smallholders to establish compact zones and provide them with products of control plants, planted in producing citrus orchards.