Fuller rose beetle leaf damage

The Fuller rose beetle damages citrus leaves and lays its eggs in the fruit. It's those egg masses that are a major concern for export shipments.

Photos: Fuller rose beetle focus of control measures

California citrus growers are rushing to make changes to agronomic practices to meet control deadlines for the Fuller rose beetle. The controls are being required by South Korea as part of a trade agreement with the United States.

University researchers and citrus industry officials are working with growers to educate them on tips and measures they can employ to control the pest. South Korea does not have the Fuller rose beetle and it wants to keep it out of the country.