Invasive pests will take over the next meeting of the Northern California Entomology Society, set for Nov. 6 in the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District headquarters, 155 Mason Circle, Concord, Calif.
Speakers will discuss the light brown apple moth, Asian citrus psyllid and other quarantined pests, said President Susan Sawyer, area manager of Pest Detection/Emergency Projects, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
Also planned is the election of officers. The society is comprised of university faculty, researchers, pest abatement professionals, students and other interested persons.
Registration for club members starts at 9:15 a.m. The agenda includes:
9:30 a.m. – “Biocontrol of the Light Brown Apple Moth, a Quarantine Pest in California” by William Roltsch/CDFA Biocontrol Branch
10:15 a.m. – “Madagascar: People and Nature on the Eighth Continent” by Martin Hauser/CDFA Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
11 a.m. – “Native California Bees Looking for Cheap Urban Real Estate” by Professor Gordon Frankie (or assistant), UC Berkeley
11:45 a.m.: Annual business meeting
Noon – Lunch ($15)
1:15 p.m. – “Update on Asian Citrus Psyllid, a Quarantine Pest in California” by Kris Godfrey/CDFA Biocontrol Branch
2 p.m. – “Overview of CDFA Pests, with Emphasis on Quarantine Pest” by a CDFA scientist (speaker to be announced)