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Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (CVC)

Management of Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (CVC): survey of potential vectors (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in citrus agroecosystems of NW and NE Argentina and selection of egg parasitoids as potential biological control agents.


At present, Argentina citrus industry is experiencing comercial limitations by international markets due to sanitary and envrironmental limitations for the presence of quarantine pest and pesticides residues on citrus fruits. FuEDEI in cooperation with other national research agencies (PROIMI-Conicet/FCNyM-UNLP/INTA) are working on a integrated pest management of CVC founded by the Scientific and Technological National Agency (PICT-FONCyT). The objective of the project is to identify the leafhoppers/sharpshooters (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Proconiini, Cicadellini), potential vectors of CVC and to select egg parasitoids as promising biological control agents.

Staff in charge:
Guillermo Logarzo
Laura Varone
Mariel Guala
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Fernando Mc Kay
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Eduardo Virla (PROIMI-Conicet), Tucumán, Argentina.
Susana Paradell, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, UNLP, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Pablo Cavigliasso, Dra. Ing. Agr. Beatriz Díaz, Ing. Agr. M. Sc. María Fernanda Rivadeneira, Jose Telayna y Mario Carmarán: INTA-Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Concordia, Entre Ríos.
Roxana Almonacid, Máximo Raúl Alcides Aguirre, Matías Rossoli y Sara Cáceres: INTA-Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Bella Vista, Corrientes.
Cristian Eric Stolar y Diana Oshashi: INTA-Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Cerro Azul, Misiones.