Mabu Thermas & Resort
Foz do Iguaçu, PR - Brazil

September 18 - 23, 2016

SUSTAINABLE CITRICULTURE:
the role of applied knowledge

Keynote Lecturer

ESALQ / USP - Brazil

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Short Bio

José Roberto Postali Parra received his BS degree from ESALQ, University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 1968, and MS and PhD degrees in 1972 and 1975, respectively at the same University. He did postdoctoral work at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1977-1978. Elected Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science in 2000 and Full Member of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World (TWAS) in 2002. Received the Commendation of National Order of Scientific Merit and the Grade of Grand Cross of the National Order of the Scientific Merit in 2002 and 2010, respectively. Received the distinction Highlight of the Citriculture from Citrus Center Silvio Moreira in 2002 and he is Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of Brazil since 2012. He was Dean of ESALQ/USP during 2003-2007 and has worked as chair of various academics and administrative committees and councils. His fields of expertise are Insect Biology, Nutrition and Biological Control with emphasis on parasitic Hymenoptera. He has over 300 publications and several books in Entomology, Biological Control and Biology. He has lead over 100 graduate students and 25 postdocs.

Summary of lecture

Sustainable Pest Control for Citrus Production in Brazil

Brazilian growers generally have their mind set for the use of chemical pesticides, usually making an excessive, abusive use of chemical for insect pests and diseases control in Citrus groves. However, alternative technologies have become available to them, allowing the successful implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies in Brazilian Citrus groves. IPM strategies have greatly benefited from the use of sex pheromones and biological control agents. The sex pheromone of the citrus fruit borer was synthesized early in 2000, and has brought tremendous economic return with its use in 12% of total Citrus producing area. Ageniaspis citricola (Hym.: Encyrtidae) was imported in 1998, mass-produced and released in several areas of the state of São Paulo, providing successful control of the Citrus leafminer (CLM). This parasitoid became established in several climatic regions of the state, currently providing a natural control of the pest. The sex pheromone of the CLM has been identified and will become available to growers as a new tool in a near future. More recently, mass-rearing procedures of the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) parasitoid, Tamarixia radiata (Hym.: Eulophidae), were established, and a new approach for the use of the natural enemy has been put in place to reduce the natural populations of Diaphorina citri. There are also other components under investigation/ development, as the use of microbials for ACP control. Investigations on the side effects of pesticides are under way to provide growers with alternative strategies for pesticide utilization.

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