Silves: Laranja XXI Conference will discuss citriculture at Fissul

The initiative will take place on February 18, at 14:30 pm, in the FISSUL auditorium

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The 6th Mostra Silves Capital da Laranja will host another edition of the Conference Laranja XXI, which will take place on February 18, at 14:30 pm, in the FISSUL auditorium.

According to the Câmara de Silves, this conference aims to “debate and reflect on the issues that currently concern citrus growers and pose challenges to this sector”.

The opening session will be attended by the mayor of Silves Rosa Palma, the chairman of the Committee for Coordination and Regional Development of the Algarve José Apolinário, the president of the Algarve Tourism Region João Fernandes, the director of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of the Algarve (UAlg) Carlos Guerreiro, the regional director of Agriculture and Fisheries (DRAP) of the Algarve Pedro Valadas Monteiro and the director of ARHAlg Pedro Coelho.



The panels being debated by specialists from different entities, such as the Faculty of Science and Technology of the UAlg, DRAP Algarve, ARHAlg and Frutas Tereso, will be: Huanglongbing (HLB) and its vectors: importance and control; The enemies of citrus culture: “Trioza erytreae” and HLB; Water and agriculture in the Algarve – New challenges: Regional Plan for Water Efficiency and Irrigation 2030; Groundwater and the Agricultural Sector in the Algarve; Water in Agriculture – Current situation and future challenges and the presentation of a practical case of efficient use of water in citrus.

The conference ends with a RD Quiz and a debate on “Agriculture in the Algarve region (Recovery and Resilience Plan).

The municipality of Silves recalls that «to highlight the citriculture that is carried out in the municipality, its producers and the issues that are of interest for the improvement of this sector is the main objective of the exhibition “Silves Capital da Laranja”, which had its first edition in February of 2017".