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Scientists in Florida testing fungus on Asian Citrus Psyllids – from Growing Produce

By Robin Koestoyo Fighting plant disease with jet blast sprays is standard practice for Florida citrus growers fighting Asian citrus psyllid — the vaunted vector of  citrus greening. But, to spray a fungus to control a single insect that carries … Continue reading

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Video – Parasitic wasps released in Asian citrus psyllid project in Santa Clara County

CDFA has initated the release of tiny parasitic stingless wasps in Santa Clara County as part of the Asian citrus psyllid project there. The wasps, called tamarixia radiata, control psyllid populations by parasitizing their egg masses. Once a population of … Continue reading

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Continuing the fight against the Asian Citrus Psyllid – from Bakersfield Now

By Kristen Powers The fight continues to protect Kern County’s (and California’s) citrus trees. On Wednesday, over 100 students and community members went to the Bakersfield College Farm to learn how they can help keep trees safe from the Asian … Continue reading

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‘Science Non-Fiction’ – News coverage of CDFA’s release of parasitic wasps in fight against Asian citrus psyllid

From KBAK and KBFX Eyewitness News, Bakersfield: ——————————– From Bakersfield Now: Science Non Fiction: Parasitic Wasps Releases to Go After Psyllids  By Christine Bedell Thousands of tiny, parasitic wasps originating from Pakistan are being released in residential areas throughout Bakersfield … Continue reading

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Two videos on the Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing – How to check your trees; Florida’s story

Thank you to the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and to California Citrus Mutual.

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Education campaign targets Asian Citrus Psyllid – from the Packer

By Andy Nelson Note – the USDA has declared April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month  California officials have created an education program for nurseries to control the spread of Asian citrus psyllid. The Sacramento-based Citrus Pest & … Continue reading

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Stingerless wasps released in Asian citrus psyllid fight – from the San Bernardino Sun

By Sandra Emerson RIVERSIDE – Hundreds of wasps imported from Pakistan were released into a 7.5-acre biocontrol grove of citrus trees near the UCR Botanic Gardens by entomologists Tuesday. The wasps, Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis, are a natural known predator of the … Continue reading

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Inspections underway in Central Valley for huanglongbing, Asian citrus psyllid – from the Fresno Bee

By Robert Rodriguez Armed with magnifying glasses and bug-sucking aspirators, state agriculture technicians are in Fresno, checking residential citrus trees for any signs of the Asian citrus psyllid and the tree-killing disease it can carry. The psyllid poses one of … Continue reading

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‘Bug Factory’ a key tool for CDFA in Asian citrus psyllid program – From KABC-TV, Los Angeles

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Could California freeze be a good thing in Asian citrus psyllid fight? From Western Farm Press

By Todd Fichette Could the recent cold snap in California’s San Joaquin Valley have been just what the doctor ordered for citrus industry officials worried about discoveries of the Asian citrus psyllid? Only time will tell. A study published in … Continue reading

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