Xavier Martini

Author's details

Date registered: January 17, 2017

Biography

Xavier Martini is Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida, NFREC.

Latest posts

  1. A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid — July 14, 2017
  2. Disease Alert: Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllids found in the Panhandle — March 3, 2017
  3. The Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest in Peanuts — February 17, 2017
  4. Citrus Health Forum – February 23 — January 27, 2017

Author's posts listings

A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid (Fig 1), the carrier of the causative agent of citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB), is certainly the most devastating pest in citrus worldwide. Since it was first spotted in Florida in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid has spread across the state, and starting in 2005, the first cases of HLB were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/a-tiny-wasp-to-fight-the-asian-citrus-psyllid/

Disease Alert: Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllids found in the Panhandle

F. Iriarte, X. Martini, M. Paret, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Quincy, and E. Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin Co. Extension

Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as Yellow Shoot or Citrus Greening is a devastating disease of citrus worldwide. The disease is caused by a bacteria named Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. This bacterium is transmitted …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/disease-alert-citrus-greening-and-asian-citrus-psyllids-found-in-the-panhandle/

The Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest in Peanuts

Xavier Martini, David Wright, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

Burrower bugs are small Heteroptera insects with piercing/sucking mouthparts (Figure 1). There are six different species of burrower bugs that have been found to feed on peanuts. Among them, three are found in Georgia and Florida, but most of the damage has been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/the-peanut-burrower-bug-an-emerging-pest-in-peanuts/

Citrus Health Forum – February 23

Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL.

With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there has been a significant growth in North Florida citrus in recent years. During the last decade, satsuma …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/citrus-health-forum-february-23/