Florida Scientific Research Team Develops 3D Printed Insect Trap to Stave Off Crop Damage

Florida has a big problem with small bugs, but 3D printing may be the state’s unexpected and simple solution to fighting the tiny tyrants called Asian citrus psyllids. This particular insect ccan transmit disease or parasites from one animal or organism, spreading citrus greening disease through Florida’s orange groves. Over a five-year period, the Florida farming industry lost $4.5 billion in output and was forced to cut 8,000 jobs because of the effects of the psyllid on the citrus crop. Another psyllid that attacks potatoes and tomatoes has also been detected on some Florida farms, although it has not caused a widespread infestation… yet.
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