April Named “Invasive Pest Awareness Month”

Taylor Hillman Citrus, General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

Problems with invasive pests take center stage for the month of April. Sabrina Hill has the story.
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The USDA has named April “invasive pest awareness month” in an effort to bring attention to the problems caused by things like slugs, snails, insects, gophers, other animals and even weeds. Here in California, growers deal with many pests, the most devastating of which include the light brown apple moth, glassy-winged sharpshooter, and the Asian citrus psyllid. The pests aren’t limited to the ag industry, but affect home gardeners and forestry land as well.