By Joe Naiman
Village News reporter 

Virtual meeting addresses Asian citrus psyllid finds in Fallbrook


Last updated 1/25/2021 at 10:54am

Asian citrus psyllid

Village News/Courtesy photo

While four Asian citrus psyllid found in Fallbrook are infected with a bacteria which causes huanglongbing disease, the trees where they were found have not been infected.

A Jan. 12 virtual meeting addressed the finds of Asian citrus psyllids in Fallbrook.

The meeting was hosted by the state's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program, which is funded by California growers and administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program liaison Sandra Zwaal provided an overview and gave the presentation on an Asian citrus psyllid testing positive for candidatus liberibacter asiaticus, a bacteria which causes huanglongbing disease.

Karina Chu and Keith Okasaki from CDFA discussed HLB regulations. Jason Schwartz...

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