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Video: Predator wasp imported to combat deadly citrus disease
Video: Predator wasp imported to combat deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers have imported a tiny wasp from Pakistan to help control a pest that helps spread a citrus-killing disease.  Los Angeles Times Assistant Business Editor Nancy Rivera Brooks chats with reporter Ricardo Lopez about his story on efforts to beat back the Asian citrus psyllid, the agent that helps spread the disease huanglongbing, or citrus greening.  UC Riverside researchers are releasing thousands of Tamarixia radiata, a parasitic wasp and natural predator of the psyllid.  Here's an excerpt from the Sunday story: "The wasp, which flew coach in a carry-on bag from Pakistan's Punjab region, is a parasite half the size of a...

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