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TAP Sampling for Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) Field Sheet

Jawwad A. Qureshi and Phil Stansly

Monitoring ACP populations is an important tool in the integrated management of citrus greening. The most efficient way to estimate field populations of this insect is by monitoring adults. Tap sampling has proven to provide data needed to make informed decisions for managing this insect pest. Other pest and beneficial insects and mites may fall on the sheet and can also be counted. We recommend 10 tap samples in each of the 10 locations per block, 5 on the periphery and 5 in the interior. ACP tends to accumulate on the block periphery, which therefore may require more frequent sprays. For directions on how to sample and what to look for when sampling, this publication is best viewed as a pdf.

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Publication #ENY-887

Release Date:August 8, 2022

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Stansly, Phillip A

University of Florida

Qureshi, Jawwad A.


University of Florida


About this Publication

This document is ENY-887, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date January 2016. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Jawwad A. Qureshi, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; and Phil Stansly, professor (deceased), Entomology and Nematology Department; UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL 34142.


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