Infectious diseases are every fruit and vegetable grower’s nightmare. The wrong microbe or fungus can wreak havoc and reduce an entire crop to green waste in no time. This can be a fatal blow to the grower and far from sustainable with respect to the environment.
Rapid intervention helps everyone: the grower enjoys a larger yield and the rest of the community has less waste to process. The horticultural sector is committed to the prevention and management of phytosanitary risks throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials, cultivation, processing and packaging to transport, import and export. These efforts also focus on protecting biodiversity.