USDA Announces Availability of Environmental Assessment for Biological Control Agent for Asian Citrus Psyllid
May 20, 2010
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is advising the public of the availability of an environmental assessment relative to the control of Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama). The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the release of an insect, Tamarixia radiata, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of Asian citrus psyllid infestations. APHIS is making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.
This action is published in today’s May 20 Federal Register.
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