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Diagnostics

COSTS OF DISEASES

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Plant diseases cause extensive direct and indirect damage to crops:

logo_elencopuntatoDecrease in production
logo_elencopuntatoTreatment costs
logo_elencopuntatoStop to marketing
logo_elencopuntatoCosts of eradication and re-implantation
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logo_elencopuntatoCosts of production loss for the time of treatments and/or pest clearance

 

SOME EXAMPLES

logo_elencopuntatoFor the eradication of sharka from stone fruit  more than € 20 million have been spent since 1996. The disease is still pandemic.
logo_elencopuntatoThe Piedmont Region has spent € 8 million in ten years to defeat Flavescence doree of vines, but the problem is not resolved.
logo_elencopuntatoCalabria has allocated € 6 million for the fight against citrus tristeza

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WHAT TO DO?

For many diseases there is no cure, and it is necessary to destroy the plants. The major vehicle of many pathogens is propagating material. For this reason, early diagnosis and monitoring of crops are the only solution for :

logo_elencopuntatoCost reduction;
logo_elencopuntatoIncreased production;
logo_elencopuntatoMaintainance and improvement of the quality