2009 Series – Southern California Program
Citrus Research Board (CRB) and University of California Cooperative Extension
— Pala (San Diego County)
Thursday, Feb. 5
Pala Casino Hotel, 35008 Pala Temecula Road (just off Highway 76) in Pala
(Between Temecula and Escondido - just 5 miles east of I-15)
— Indio (Riverside County)
Friday, Feb. 6
Indian Palms Country Club, 48630 Monroe Street in Indio
Registration opens for both sessions at 8:15 a.m.
Seminar Sessions — 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At both locations, the program will cover:
– A “Heads Up” on Citrus Variegated Chlorosis and Citrus Leprosis
Background info on these potential invasive diseases and their vectors.
• Richard Lee, Research Plant Pathologist and Research Leader, USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus and Dates, Riverside
• Beth Stone-Smith, Glassywinged Sharpshooter Program Director, USDA-APHIS-PPQ
– California’s Current Situation with Asian Citrus Psyllid and the threat of HLB Disease — “Our Glass is Half Full”
Highlights from December’s International Research Conference on Huanglongbing and an update on the Citrus Research Board’s California industry action plan.
• MaryLou Polek, Plant Pathologist and newly appointed CRB Vice President of Operations
– Scouting for the Psyllid – Specific Tips and Tactics
Detailed guidance and advice, direct from the field, on monitoring for ACP.
• David Kellum, Entomologist, County of San Diego
– “6 in 60…” A newscast-style report on a range of issues.
• Ted Batkin, President of the Citrus Research Board
Application pending for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit.