Brazilian scientists identify pheromone from insect that transmits citrus greening (HLB)


(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) The discovery makes it possible to synthesize the substance and use it in traps to attract and kill Asian citrus psyllid, helping control worst pest faced by citrus industry – in Florida alone, orange production has decreased in the order of 90 million boxes in the last 15 years.