Invaio and Louis Dreyfus collaborate on sustainable citrus groves

March 12, 2024

Invaio Sciences and Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) have entered a three-year collaboration to address citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing-HLB) in Brazil.

HLB is spread by the Asian citrus psyllid, affecting citrus farms in Brazil, the U.S., Mexico and China.

In Brazil, the psyllid is becoming increasingly resistant to crop protection products.

The collaboration between the companies aims to mitigate citrus greening disease while improving crop quality, yield and longevity on LDC-managed farms in Brazil, using Invaio’s proprietary technology, Trecise, and LDC’s expertise in citrus farming. The ultimate goal of the collaboration is to enhance the sustainability of citrus crop cultivation practices by optimizing the management of water, inputs, fuel and other resources, and by enabling greater grove treatment traceability.

“Brazil has always been an early adopter of innovative technologies in agriculture,” says Avram Slovic, Invaio’s head of commercial, South America. “We are excited to drive the future of sustainable citrus production alongside LDC, while helping to secure Brazil’s position as a leader in global agricultural production through economic, social and environmental sustainability.”

Invaio recently launched its Trecise application technology — a solution to improve citrus health that reduces chemical use by up to 90 percent — in Florida, U.S.

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