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Fighting citrus greening with vibrating orange groves

By November 3, 2015 No Comments

Asian citrus psyllids are loathed by orange farmers because they spread a pernicious foe: the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which cause citrus greening, which turns the trees' leaves a sickly yellow and makes the fruit bitter and stunted. There is no cure, and the infected trees usually die within a few years. To halt the spread of the disease, researchers are developing vibration traps that hijack psyllid mating calls to bring their populations under control.

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