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Preventing huanglongbing through control of Asian Citrus Psyllid


 

The Asian citrus psyllid is a pest that acts as a carrier or vector spreading "huanglongbing", a devastating disease of citrus trees. This bacterial disease is transmitted to healthy trees by the psyllid after it feeds on infected plant tissue. The disease has killed tens of thousands of acres of trees in Florida and Brazil.
The disease is prevented by eliminating the insect. The insect has been found in traps on campus so the California Department of Food & Agriculture will treat the susceptible plants with two separate pesticides twice, once on Sunday December 5, 2011 and a second time a few weeks later. The pesticides to be used are approved for household use and are TempoTM and MeritTM.

 

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