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Cal Poly Pomona uses tiny wasp to help protect California’s citrus trees

Cal Poly Pomona uses tiny wasp to help protect California-s citrus trees – abc7-com 11-5-2018 8-18-34 AM
t Cal Poly Pomona, an army of wasps are being readied to do battle against the Asian citrus psyllid, which carries Huanglonghbing, a citrus tree killing disease responsible for wiping out 70 percent of Florida's citrus industry. (KABC)

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At Cal Poly Pomona, an army of wasps are being readied to do battle against the Asian citrus psyllid, which carries Huanglonghbing, a citrus tree killing disease responsible for wiping out 70 percent of Florida’s citrus industry. Two years ago, researchers began breeding the wasps known as Tamarixia radiata in a state-of-the-art greenhouse on Cal Poly Pomona’s campus.