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: Citrus Greening

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Situation: Citrus huanglongbing (HLB), previously called citrus greening disease, is one of the most destructive diseases of citrus worldwide.  Originally thought to be caused by a virus, it is now known to be caused by unculturable phloem-limited bacteria.  There are three forms of greening that have been described.  The African form produces symptoms only […]

CISR: Brown Citrus Aphid

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Situation: The brown citrus aphid (BrCA), is an insect pest of all citrus varieties.  It is not a pest of non-citrus crops.  The brown citrus aphid infests the stems and new leaves of citrus trees and in addition to feeding damage, it is a highly efficient vector of citrus tristeza virus (CTV).  CTV can […]

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