Controlling pests in citrus is the purpose of a Citrus Roundtable event on Sept. 27 at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC), Exeter, Calif.

The program includes:

10:00 - Citrus pest control year in review - discussion of the highlights in pest control in 2007;

11:00 - Old challenges/possible new solutions - pesticide resistance, proper spray application, new pesticides;

Noon – Lunch; and

12:30 - New challenges - Peelminer, leafminer, and other exotic pests.

Presenters will include Sylvie Robillard, Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, and Andrea Gjerde. The Association of Applied IPM Ecologists is the program sponsor.

The cost is $25 including lunch. The seminar will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Those interested can pre-register by: calling (559) 730-8690; send an e-mail to Sylvie@gordenag.com; or by mail to Sylvie Robillard, P.O. Box 44161, Lemon Cove, Calif., 93244.

The roundtable will be held in the LREC conference center, 22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, Calif., 93221.