Asian Citrus Psyllid and Residential Citrus

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

A UC Riverside researcher discusses the connection between residential and commercial citrus when it comes to the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Sabrina Hill has more.
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UC Riverside Biological Control Specialist Mark Hoddle was one of the speakers at the recent Fall Citrus Meeting held in Tulare County. He says while the Asian citrus psyllid can be serious problem for commercial growers, it can also greatly affect residential citrus.

He says education and awareness are important tools when battling the Asian citrus psyllid.

Eleven counties in California are currently under either full or partial quarantines due to discoveries of the Asian citrus psyllid. The list includes Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern, Tulare, and Fresno.