Seasonal jump in citrus psyllid trapping prompts action

Issue Date: October 17, 2012
By Kate Campbell

Increased detections of the Asian citrus psyllid during the fall citrus flush in Southern California has farmers and homeowners on high alert. Tender new shoots on citrus trees are particularly attractive to the invasive pest, which can spread a bacterial pathogen that causes the plant disease citrus greening or huanglongbing.

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