News tagged with psyllid

Calif. pest trapper helps thwart citrus disease

(AP) -- On a bright July morning, Adam Marler punched locations into a GPS device and set off in his pickup truck from Fresno into the back roads and citrus orchards of California's Central Valley.

dateJul 15, 2011 in Ecology
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Bacterium Identified as Potato Disease Culprit

(PhysOrg.com) -- Studies tying a new species of Candidatus Liberibacter bacteria to zebra chip (ZC) disease in potato should speed efforts to better protect the tuber crop from costly outbreaks.

dateOct 14, 2009 in Ecology
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Calif. citrus farmers fear tree-killing disease

(AP) -- Tom Mulholland is girding for battle against a tiny enemy that could devastate the orange grove he has spent his life cultivating. His adversary: the Asian citrus psyllid, a fruit-fly-sized insect with red eyes and ...

dateOct 08, 2009 in Ecology
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Dangerous citrus pest found in California

(AP) -- A pest that can carry a fatal citrus disease has been found in Los Angeles County, stoking fears that California's $1.6 billion citrus industry could be hit by a potentially devastating threat.

dateAug 28, 2009 in Ecology
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