Bakersfield Enlists Biological Tool in ACP War

Monday, November 7, 2016
By: Todd Fitchette, Associate Editor
California orange tree

Tamarixia Radiata is a wasp that parasitizes the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), and it’s been released in Bakersfield, California to control ACP populations in residential trees there.  Ruben Arroyo, Kern County Agricultural Commissioner told Western Farm Press that while the wasps have been deployed in several California counties so far, this is the first release in the San Joaquin area.

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