Research Examines Potential of Alternate Host Plant as a Trap Crop for Asian Citrus Psyllid
The Asian citrus psyllid is a major insect pest of citrus cultivars and vectors the bacteria that causes citrus greening disease. Recent research on a newly identified alternate host plant for Asian citrus psyllid examines the plant's potential as a trap crop for use in management of the pest.
A People Problem and Plant Disease: The Economics of Pest Management in Citrus Greening
Citrus greening disease is seriously hindering citrus production in the United States, but generating widespread adoption of the best integrated pest management practices among growers is a challenge, especially when livelihoods are on the line. Recognizing the strong economic factors at play in management decisions will help improve plans for increasing IPM adoption.
Why So Blue? Abdomen Color in Asian Citrus Psyllid Offers Clue to Spread of Citrus Greening Disease
What do horseshoe crabs have to do with citrus greening disease? Well, nothing really. But the protein that famously gives horseshoe crabs their blue blood has been found at increased […]
Citrus Growers and Plant Breeders Should Pay Attention to Citrus Flush to Fight Citrus Greening Disease
By Ed Ricciuti Scientists have found a more efficient way to infect experimental trees with citrus greening disease, boosting efforts to find citrus varieties that are able to resist the […]