Help protect California's citrus trees
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is encouraging all Californians to check the new growth on their citrus trees for Asian citrus psyllids and take action if they are found. See details in the four-minute video below.
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Spring in California is time to inspect citrus trees for Asian citrus psyllid
A tell-tale sign of spring in California is a flush of new leaf growth on citrus trees. Because the feathery light green leaves are particularly attractive to Asian citrus psyllids (ACP), the leaves’ emergence marks a critical time to determine whether the pest has infested trees.
“We encourage home citrus growers and farmers to go out with a magnifying glass or hand lens and look closely at the new growth,” said Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) citrus entomologist. “Look for the various stages of the psyllid – small yellow eggs, sesame-seed sized yellow ACP young with curly white tubules, or aphid-like adults that perch with their hind quarters angled up.”
B-roll videos for download
- Science for Citrus Health
- ACP/HLB distribution and management for growers and homeowners
- UC ANR Asian citrus psyllid research and outreach
- California citrus threat (Citrus Research Board)
- California Department of Food and Agriculture Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing webpage
Resources in Spanish
- Guía ilustrada
- Infórmese sobre el psílido asiático de los cítricos y salve sus árboles
- Científicos de UC ANR instan a quienes cultivan cítricos a estar atentos a nueva enfermedad
- Campaña para proteger los cítricos de California
- El huanglongbing en California
- Plaga amenaza los cítricos de California