News tagged with psyllid

Fighting citrus greening with vibrating orange groves

When a male Asian Citrus Psyllid is looking for a mate, he situates himself on a twig, buzzes his wings to send vibrations along adjacent leaves and branches, and listens for a female's response call. If the call comes, he ...

dateNov 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Area-wide management a must for Asian citrus psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) carries a bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which is destroying trees in many countries and states, including Florida. It's been estimated ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. ...

dateAug 24, 2014 in Ecology
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