Asian citrus psyllid under California conditions: wind, atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humid
Principal Investigator Affiliation:
University of California, Riverside
- Xavier Martini
Anecdotal observations are driving our understanding of how ACP functions in California. For example, when last summer’s temperatures exceeded 100°F in southern CA and ACP populations dropped, some suggested it was the heat killing off the flush and others claimed the heat directly killed the ACP. While these observations may be valid, they are not data-driven and thus, are difficult to specifically address. The research outlined in this proposal is specifically aimed at resolving questions that pertain directly to ACP in CA. The results will help CA growers understand how ACP functions in CA climate and the information will be integrated into risk management and further optimize area-wide treatment decisions.