No Time for ACP Complacency
"With frequent news reports on
Asian Citrus Psyllid trappings and observations of live adults and
nymphs on trees, the citrus industry needs to be more vigilant in keeping this
pest suppressed," noted Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Cooperative
Extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside.
“It’s so important that, when psyllids are found on a sticky card or live in a tree, we do
not give up on treating the pest,” Grafton-Cardwell told
California AG Today. “We need to keep this pest suppressed and locally
eradicated,” she emphasized.
“Huanglongbing (HLB), also
known as citrus greening disease, will eventually start spreading, and we must
keep the population suppressed in order to keep our citrus industry viable,”
Work is being done at UC
Davis and UC Riverside to develop tools that will determine if a tree is
infected with HLB well before the USDA PCR Test can detect a positive.
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