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CISR: Citrus Leafminer


CISR: Citrus Leafminer

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Situation: Originating in Asia, the citrus leafminer (CLM) was first discovered in Florida in 1993.  These small moths rapidly became a significant pest, with infestation rates of up to 90% in some areas in Florida being observed within the year of introduction.  By 1995, the citrus leafminer was discovered in Texas, Central America, western […]

CISR: Pea Leafminer

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Situation: A new biotype of the pea leafminer was introduced in Northern California and is expanding rapidly into Central and Southern California. Already this insect has become a major pest of vegetable crops from Monterey to Ventura Counties. It has spread as far north as Placer County and as far south as Las Vegas […]


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