New Bugs in Florida Stymie Researchers, Threaten Crops!

The psyllid, discovered eight years ago in Florida citrus groves, has been problematic for researchers and farmers alike.

Credit: University of California, Davis/AP

Miami, Florida National NPR Correspondent Greg Allen visited the UF Entomology Department a few weeks ago to discuss various emerging bug and invasive species problems in Florida.  Check out the audio or article at:  http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195492811/new-bugs-in-florida-stymie-researchers-threaten-crops

This news segment aired yesterday, June 26, 2013 at 5:30pm.

Featured Scientists and Critters include-

Dr. John Capinera, Chairman, snails and slugs

Dr. Marjorie Hoy, Asian citrus psyllid and citrus greening disease

Dr. Amanda Hodges, invasive species and the brown marmorated stink bug

M.S. Graduate Student, Ashley Poplin, the brown marmorated stink bug