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First Official Release of Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis in California for the Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid


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First Official Release of Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis in California for the Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Problem Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is a serious threat to California’s citrus because it spreads a bacterium that causes a lethal disease of citrus, huanglongbing, which was first detected in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County in March 2012. One way to reduce the rate of spread of HLB is to reduce the populations of […]

Tamarixia radiata and Natural Enemy Impacts on the Invasive Asian Citrus Psyllid in southern California

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Written by: Erica J. Kistner  (Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Riverside) Photos by: Mike Lewis, Mark Hoddle and Nayham Melhem   The Problem: Since its accidental introduction in 2008, the invasive Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) is now widespread throughout southern CA including San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. ACP may present the greatest […]

Testing a New Trapping Program for Red Palm Weevil in Laguna Beach California

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Since the first official detection of red palm weevil (RPW) in September 2010, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has been running a pheromone trapping program for this pest in Laguna Beach. As part of this trapping program, CDFA is monitoring 153 traps that are set up in two different patterns. The core area […]

Huanglongbing Detected in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Situation: On Thursday April 5 2012, after about a week of testing, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) removed a pumelo tree with a lemon graft from Hacienda Heights in Los Angeles County after the tree and an Asian citrus psyllid found on the tree both tested positive for a lethal citrus […]

Tamarixia radiata release video

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Christina Hoddle explains the release of Tamarixia radiata at UC Riverside. Video recorded on December 20, 2011 at University California Riverside. For more information about Tamarixia radiata and Asian Citrus Psyllid, visit the CISR website: http://cisr.ucr.edu/asian_citrus_psyllid.html

INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON A NEW PEST IN ORANGE COUNTY – THE RED PALM WEEVIL

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE ~OFFICIAL INVITATION~ INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON A NEW PEST IN ORANGE COUNTY – THE RED PALM WEEVIL (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) Meeting – Friday, November 05, 2010 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM City Council Chambers 505 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach, CA The California Department of Food and Agriculture […]


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