Overseas Biological Control Trial for ACP

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

Courtesy: UCANR

Courtesy: UCANR

A 2-year project looking into natural defenses for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) was conducted partly overseas, and experts say that was an important part of the trial.

Biological Control for ACP

Cooperative Extension Specialist Mark Hoddle has been participating in a study in Pakistan for a few years. Hoddle says getting the natural defenses that are familiar to California’s climate was extremely important so they could adapt to the different areas citrus is grown in the state. He also said they used technology that revealed some interesting habits of  ACP.