Part 6: What’s Next for Tamarixia

Taylor HillmanCitrus, General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

Courtesy: UCANR

Courtesy: UCANR

Concluding our series updating research on Tamarixia being used as a biological control on Asian citrus psyllids, AgNet West’s Taylor Hillman tells us where the results from the research go from here.

What’s Next for Tamarixia

Resarchers have concluded that the Tamarixia insect can be a very effective tool to add to a current integrated pest management system against Asian citrus psyllids. CDFA Environmental Program Manager David Morgan says their ultimate goal is not far off.

In case you missed it, listen to earlier parts of this series here.
Part 1: Tamarixia Characteristics on ACP
Part 2: Expected Effectiveness of Tamarixia
Part 3: Adding Tamarixia to an IPM System
Part 4: One Difficulty in Tamarixia Research
Part 5: Little Side Effects to Tamarixia