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  1. Citrus Leafminer

    Photo Credit: Jack Kelly Clark External Resources Citrus Leafminer - Center for Invasive Species Research, University of California, Riverside Featured Creatures - University of Florida IFAS South Texas Citrus Alert Product Documents Citrus Leafminer Technical Bulletin Citrus Leafminer Product Flyer A Case for Monitoring and Management Overview Native to Asia; present in North & South America, Middle East Larvae feed...
  2. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    Photo Credit: Stephen Ausmus, USDA-ARS External Resources Stink Bug's Tree Host Preferences May Provide Management Clues - Entomology Today Farmers Worry About Harvest as Stink Bugs Make a Mess in NW Region - The Seattle Times Get Ready for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug In 2015 - Growing Produce Stop BMSB - Website More Than a Nuisance, Now an Economic Stink...
  3. Spotted Wing Drosophila

    Photo Credit: Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University External Resources New Research Shows Spotted Wing Drosophila Repellent Naturally Produced in Fruits - Growing Produce Spotted Wing Drosophila - Website: Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Product Documents Spotted Wing Drosophila Product Flyer Small Fruit Fly Packs Hefty Economic Punch Overview Infests berries and stone fruits Attacks healthy ripening fruit...
  4. Asian Citrus Psyllid

    Photo Credit: R. Anson Eaglin, USDA-APHIS External Resources Asian Citrus Psyllid: California Round-Up - Growing Produce Fighting Bugs with Bugs: Hatching a Solution for Troubled Trees - NPR Citrus Research Board - Website Center for Invasive Species Research - Website Product Documents ACP Technical Bulletin ACP Product Flyer Vector of the Deadly Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing) Disease Overview Feeds on citrus...
  5. Navel Orangeworm

    Navel Orangeworm External Resources Sterile Moth Technology to Target NOW in Tree Nuts NOW Pressure on the Rise in Walnuts Predicting Nonpareil Almond Damage in Kern County Product Documents Navel Orangeworm Technical Bulletin Navel Orangework Product Flyer A Multiple Threat in Nut and Fruit Trees Overview Native to the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico First identified in Arizona in 1899 Orchard...
  6. Pecan Nut Casebearer

    Pecan Nut Casebearer External Resources The Pecan Nut Casebearer - Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Mating Disruption of Pecan Nut Casebearer - Southwestern Entomologist Controlling Pecan Nut Casebearer - Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University A Case for Monitoring and Management Overview Found in all major pecan growing regions of the U.S Larvae feed initially on buds, then tunnel into the...
  7. Codling Moth

    Codling moth larvae in walnut External Resources UC Pest Management Guidelines (Walnuts) New York State IPM Program - Cornell University Mating Disruption of Codling Moth - Western Farm Press Codling Moth Management in Apple - Iowa State University A Serious Pest of Walnuts, Apples and Pears Overview Introduced from Eurasia Pest of apples, pears and English walnuts Females lay up...
  8. Walnut Husk Fly

    Walnut Husk Fly External Resources Walnut Husk Fly Pest Management Guidelines - UC IPM Effective Trapping, Monitoring Critical Against Walnut Husk Fly  - Western Farm Press Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center - Washington State University Invasive Species Compendium Product Documents Walnut Husk Fly Technical Bulletin A Serious Pest of both Walnuts and Peaches Overview An invasive species that originated...
  9. Ambrosia Beetle Poses Serious Threat to U.S. and Mexico Avocado Industry

    Ambrosia Beetle damage to avocado fruit External Resources Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt - Center for Invasive Species Research Potential Biological Control Found for Avocado Disease Found - Ag Professional Ambrosia Beetles Fact Sheet - Clemson University Overview An invasive species originating in Asia Vector of Laurel Wilt (LW) disease caused by the fungus Raffaelea lauricola Damaging to avocado...

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