huanglongbing http://kvpr.org en Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge http://kvpr.org/post/tiny-bug-has-central-california-citrus-growers-edge <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout Central California those who work in the citrus industry are on edge.&nbsp; A tiny insect, no larger than an aphid, is threatening the future of the state’s billion dollar citrus crop.</span></p><p>It’s known as the Asian Citrus&nbsp;Psyllid.</p><p>“It looks kind of like an aphid, only with a harder body, and a little bit browner," says&nbsp;Beth&nbsp;Grafton-Cardwell,&nbsp;an entomology specialist with the University of California at the&nbsp;Lindcove&nbsp;Research Center just west of Visalia.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:23:28 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21346 at http://kvpr.org Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge