Area-Wide Management a Must for Asian Citrus Psyllid

Annapolis, MD: February 2, 2015 — The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) carries a bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which is destroying trees in many countries and states, including Florida. It’s been estimated that this insect-disease combination has cost Florida’s citrus industry $1.3 billion in losses. The situation has become so bad that some citrus growers have abandoned their fields, leaving their trees untended, which can have dire…

Source: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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