citrus - Knowledgebase Question

El Cajon, Ca
Question by clnicoll
November 26, 2009
there is a new bug attacking citrus and even causing quarantine in some areas. If that bug is attacking your trees what can you do except destroy the trees?

Answer from NGA
November 26, 2009


The Asian Citrus Psyllid is an aphid-like insect that feeds on the leaves and stems of citrus trees and other citrus-like plants ? but the real danger lies in that it can be a carrier of a deadly, bacterial tree disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) , also known as Citrus Greening Disease.

The USDA has a website with detailed information about this pest and how to detect it. It is of enough economic concern that they will inspect your tree for signs of the pest. Here's their website:

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