Thresholds for HLB vector control in infected commercial citrus and compatibility with biological control

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Monzo, C. ; Hendricks, K. ; Roberts, P. ; Stansly, P. A. (2014)
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Control of the HLB vector, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, is considered a basic component for management this disease, even in a high HLB incidence scenario. Such control is mostly chemically oriented. However, over use of insecticides would increase costs and be incompatible with biological control. Establishment of economic thresholds for psyllid control under different price scenarios could optimize returns on investment.
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