It's a sector in crisis that of the Italian chestnut, hampered by problems of economic sustainability, phytosanitary emergencies and drought. An aid comes from Crea, council for Research in agriculture and agricultural economic analysis, which aims to revive the sector with the help of technology through aerial and satellite remote sensing and other systems used in precision agriculture. This year there has been a significant increase in crop thanks mainly to the biological struggle that has been in place for about 10 years against the Asian gall that was decimating the chestnut. The "Good Bug" (Torymus sinensis) introduced to fight it has finally had the best, even if fear the attacks of the Asian bedbug, already heavy on the orchards.
But for this year, at least, most of the Italian chestnuts farmers are satisfies quantitatively and qualitatively.