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Asian Citrus Psyllid Biocontrol Taskforce Awarded the 2017 California Department of Pesticide Regulation IPM Achievement Award

Mark Hoddle, Director, Center for Invasive Species Research, University of California Riverside 2017 IPM Achievement Awards for advancing reduced-risk pest management practices through innovation, leadership, and education and outreach. On 13 February 2018 at the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in Sacramento, the Asian Citrus Psyllid Biocontrol Taskforce was awarded the Integrated Pest Management (IPM)...
By Mark Hoddle | | Asian Citrus Psyllid, Mark Hoddle, News, Tamarixia radiata

The Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus vulneratus, Successfully Eradicated from California

Fig. 1. Rhynchophorus vulneratus, the palm weevil discovered in Laguna Beach, California in October 2012. Fig. 2. Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, adult, larva (white grub), and pupa extracted from a Canary Islands date palm in France. Fig. 3. Dead Canary Islands date palm killed by R. vulneratus in Laguna Beach. Fig. 4. Red palm...
By Mark Hoddle | | Mark Hoddle, Red Palm Weevil

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

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...
By Mark Hoddle | | Asian Citrus Psyllid, Mark Hoddle, News, UC Riverside

Tracking Down Asian Citrus Psyllid in Pakistan

The Hunt for Natural Enemies has Begun Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphornia citri, is considered to be one of the world’s most serious threats to economic citrus production because it vectors a bacteria, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, that causes Huanglongbing (HLB) (also known as citrus greening), a disease that is lethal to most varieties of citrus...
By CISR Team | | Asian Citrus Psyllid, Invasive Species, Mark Hoddle
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