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Posts Tagged: Asian citrus psyllid

Targeting the Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian Citrus Psyllid Team:  Scientists in the front row (from left) are Tatiana Mulinari, Rodrigo Magnani, Antonio Juliano Ayres, Walter Leal, Marcelo Miranda, Victoria Esperanca, Odimar Zanardi, and Rejane Luvizotto. The three scientists in back are Haroldo X. L. Volpe (white shirt) Renato de Freitas and  Rômulo Carvalho.

A major citrus pest may experience a “Bah, Humbug!” kind of year. If all goes as planned, UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal's discovery of the sex pheromone of the Asian citrus psyllid--which spreads the deadly citrus greening disease,...

Ground-Breaking Research: Sex Pheromone of Asian Citrus Psyllid Discovered

This is the Asian citrus psyllid, a mottled brown insect about 3 to 4 millimeters long, or about the size of an aphid. Widespread throughout Southern California, it is now found in 26 of the state's 58 counties. (CDFA Photo)

The Asian citrus psyllid, the most devastating threat to the worldwide citrus industry, may have met its match. In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist...

Check Your Citrus Trees for Signs of This Pest

An adult Asian citrus psyllid. (Photo by M. Rogers)

If you're a California commercial citrus grower or a homeowner with a citrus tree on your property, be sure to check for signs of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). Think ACP. Think HLB. Think ASAP. ACP spreads the killer huanglongbing (HLB) disease,...

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3:45 PM

The Threat of Invasive Species

Asian citrus psyllid is an invasive pest. (Photo by M. E. Rogers, University of Florida)

The public, says entomologist Kris Godfrey, needs to become more aware of the threat of invasive species.And, she adds, we need to educate people and organizations about the incoming pests and pests that are already here.With that in mind, she's...

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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