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Phytosanitary actions are implemented to strengthen asparagus cultivation in Mexico

Fresh Asparagus
Vegetables
Mexico
Regulation & Compliances
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Apr 17, 2024

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In a proactive move to safeguard asparagus crops from the fall armyworm, a significant agricultural pest, the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) in Mexico has joined forces with national asparagus producers. This collaboration aims to enhance health measures against pests, with the support of the National Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality Service (Senasica). A virtual meeting involving producers, importers, exporters, and Mexican embassy representatives across several European countries was convened by Javier Calderón Elizalde of Senasica to discuss preventive strategies. Mexico's commitment to international phytosanitary standards is further underscored by its adoption of the Electronic Phytosanitary Certificate (ePhyto) for dealings with the European Union, showcasing its dedication to science-based pest control and international cooperation.
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2000Agro/Editorial The Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) and the national producers of asparagus agreed to join efforts to strengthen health measures of this crop against pests with a low risk of incidence, but that are highly destructive to other plants, such as the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, for its acronym in English) specifies that the fall armyworm is one of the main threats to world agriculture, since, although largely Most people prefer to eat corn, but they can also eat 80 others. crops, including asparagus. The director in head of the National Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality Service (Senasica), Javier Calderón Elizalde, met virtually with producers, importers, exporters and representatives of the embassies of Mexico in Spain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, who presented the measures applied by the European Union (EU) to prevent the spread of the plague in its ...
Source: MX2000
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