Government seeks solutions against disease that threatens pineapple in Brazil

Fresh Pineapple
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Apr 14, 2024

Tridge summary

In Sergipe, a significant initiative has been launched to combat Fusarium wilt, a disease threatening pineapple production with potential losses exceeding 80%. This collaborative effort involves the Agricultural Development Company of Sergipe (Emdagro), Embrapa Cassava and Fruticulture, the Superintendency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Sergipe, and SergipeTec. Together, they are developing and distributing disease-resistant, thornless pineapple varieties, focusing on the use of healthy seedlings and providing technical assistance to farmers. This includes the establishment of two Demonstration Units in Riachão do Dantas, the state's leading pineapple-producing area, aiming to ensure a sustainable future for pineapple cultivation in the region.
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Original content

Fusarium wilt represents a devastating threat to pineapple productivity and quality. Under favorable environmental conditions, it can cause production losses of more than 80%, leading to plant death and fruit rot. Faced with the difficulties faced by rural producers, the Agricultural Development Company of Sergipe (Emdagro) sought cooperation with Embrapa Cassava and Fruticulture and the Superintendency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Sergipe, aiming to obtain pineapple varieties resistant to this pest and free from thorns. One of the main problems identified is the use of infected propagative material, such as diseased seedlings which, as they are not identified at an early stage, end up being planted and become sources of spread of the disease and that, to combat it, it is essential that farmers have access to quality seedlings, free from diseases, to guarantee the success of cultivation. Given this scenario, in a meeting held between Emdagro, Embrapa Mandioca ...
Source: CanalRural
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