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Asian Citrus Psyllid Distribution and Management
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Asian Citrus Psyllid Distribution and Management

Residential ACP Management Strategy

Asian citrus psyllid nymphs and adult (inset) on citrus shoot. Photo: M. Lewis, UC Riverside
Asian citrus psyllid nymphs and adult (inset) on citrus shoot. Photo: M. Lewis, UC Riverside

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is widely established in urban and suburban areas throughout Southern California. Large-scale eradication of ACP in these environments is not feasible. Rather, the goal is to reduce psyllid populations enough to slow the establishment and spread of Huanglongbing (HLB) disease.  While only a few HLB-infected trees have been found to date in a localized area of residential Los Angeles, the disease is likely to begin spreading further soon and it will kill citrus trees.  Homeowners can help by looking for the psyllid and helping to control it and by reporting trees they suspect have the disease.

See the tabs at the left to answer questions about what steps you should take to help in the effort to control the psyllid and disease in order to protect California citrus.

 

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