Citrus Research Aids Fight Against HLB

Monday, September 19, 2016
By: Steve Olson, Crop Science, a Division of Bayer, Product Manager - Horticulture
Dani Ruais is a Cal Poly Pomona graduate student

We connected with one of the graduate students at Cal Poly Pomona who is working to find a solution to the current Asian citrus psyllid populations. Dani Ruais studies the ectoparasitic wasp Tamarixia radiata. This parasitic wasp is currently being released in California as a biological control agent that feeds on Asian citrus psyllid consequently killing the psyllid.

Learn more about her research in this Q&A: 

Wasps are fed various diets and kept in a light controlled chamber


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