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New Asian citrus psyllid website helps farmers and homeowners connect the dots

The early morning agriculture show on KMJ 580 in Fresno opened this morning with comments about UC's new Asian citrus psyllid website from Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside.

"There are a lot of websites out there relating to Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing disease," Grafton-Cardwell said. "What I tried to do in this one is give it a management focus with action steps: Here's where the bug and disease are, here's what you should do if you're a grower, here's what you should do if you're a homeowner. It connects the dots."

The story notes that the website includes a cost estimator for growers and homeowners that was developed by Karen Jetter, economist with the UC Agricultural Issues Center. The estimator lists effective pesticides and calculates the costs of application.

"It's a good way to figure out how you can help control Asian citrus psyllid," Grafton-Cardwell said.

The new website is at

The new Asian citrus psyllid website can be found at
The new Asian citrus psyllid website can be found at

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM


I have this little bugger, dam it! i found out that gray water will kill it but you need to apply it by hand and the little pestors will die in a few days. I recycle all water from my home here in Poway , San diego California. but i only water my plants with my wifes washing machine water and its gray water like they call it and it seems to kill them but i noticed they come back on new leaves, its an on going battle ;( i will win. Von

Posted by julio von borstel on October 22, 2014 at 8:54 PM

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