See Inside No More OJ? An Invasive Insect Threatens the Citrus Industry

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Huanglongbing (HLB) is one of the most devastating diseases of citrus plants. Small winged insects, Asian citrus psyllids, transmit the bacteria that cause huanglongbing as they drink sap from the leaves of trees. Inspectors initially found Asian citrus psyllids in the U.S. in 1998 and first detected huanglongbing in 2005. Both were first found in Florida.

Cherie Sinnen


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