The conference was aimed at people interested in knowing the different types of viruses transmitted by vectors to horticultural crops such as tomatoes, peppers and cucurbits, among others. He discussed the incidence of virosis in horticulture, emerging viruses, whitefly as a vector and the use of the thermal blanket as a protective measure.
The event, organised by Cajamar Caja Rural and the public company INTIA, took place on March 4th at the INTIA Demonstrative Farm in Cadreita.
In it, it was indicated that Navarre is characterized by the great diversity of horticultural crops that it possesses and that, despite the fact that to date the tanning virus is the most widespread and that this does not pose a serious problem, it is important to know the new viruses that we are facing in order to be able to adopt the necessary measures that minimize their damage.
Joaquín Resano Egea, Head of the Department of Plant Health and Reproductive Material of the Government of Navarre, opened the day by presenting the incidence of virosis in horticultural crops in Navarre and providing information on the work of the control carried out by the Department of Rural Development, Environment and Local Administration.
Afterwards, Mª Isabel Font San Ambrosio, head of the Horticultural Laboratory at the Polytechnic University of Valencia IAM-UPV, presented the situation regarding emerging horticultural viruses: spoon virus, New Delhi virus and yellow vein viruses of the pepper, among others.
Next, the presentation "Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) as a vector of virosis" was given by INTIA's crop protection specialist, Ricardo Biurrun Aramayo.
To end the day, Juan Carlos Gazquez Garrido. Coordinator of innovation and transference of the Experimental Station Cajamar-Las Palmerillas, focused his intervention on the use of thermal blanket against virosis in horticulture.
The papers presented are available for download at INTIA's Virtual Campus (entering as a guest).