Update and management of the asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Sternorrhyncha: psyllidae) on orange jasmine

Catharine Mannion, Jorge Pena

Abstract


The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae) is a pest of citrus and its close relatives. This psyllid is an efficient vector of the bacterium that causes citrus greening. Orange jasmine, Murraya paniculata, is a common landscape and production plant in south and central Florida, and also a host of the psyllid. High populations of the psyllid can be found on orange jasmine in the south Florida landscape. There has been increased interest in management of this pest with the recent confirmation of citrus greening in Florida. Currently, there is a compliance agreement for growers shipping orange jasmine from infested areas. Studies were conducted to determine the efficacy of pesticides on psyllid populations on orange jasmine. All products tested provided good to excellent control with the neonictinoids and pyrethroids providing the best control. These data provide more options to growers for insecticide management of the Asian citrus psyllid.

Keywords


Murraya piniculata; citrus greening; Huanglongbing

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283