Submitted to: CAPCA Adviser Magazine
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/22/2017
Publication Date: 4/1/2017
Citation: Rios, S.I., Krueger, R. 2017. Current statewide updates regarding the battle of the Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing. CAPCA Adviser Magazine. 20(2):36-39. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Huanglongbing (HLB) is a serious economic disease of citrus, vectored by the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP). The disease and its vector have become established in the United States in the last few decades. This submission reviews recent developments for pest control industry professionals. The submission reviews the basic biology of the disease and vector, their recet spread within California, and presents aids for recognition of symptoms and guidance for dealing with suspect plants. Also reviewed are an initiative for removal of abandoned citrus trees (which may still harbor inoculum) and the updated Compliance Agreement for Bulk Citrus, which is now required to transport citrus within the quarantine zones.