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Wasps may help rid SoCal crops of Asian citrus psyllid infestation

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Adult Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, (2-3 millimeters long) on a young citrus leaf Wikimedia

Efforts in Riverside to rid citrus crops of the Asian citrus psyllid are well underway. After conducting several tests, researchers there found that wasps are a natural enemy of the psyllid, the tiny insects that spread the incurable citrus greening disease.

We're joined by Mark Hoddle, director of the Center for Invasive Species Research, to talk more about the results. 

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