Friday, April 8, 2011  1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
University of California Cooperative Extension Conference Room
1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, Calif., 93307

Moderator/Organizer:  Craig Kallsen, Citrus and Pistachio Farm Advisor, UCCE Kern County

1:00-1:15 Registration

1:15-1:45  Insects and mites of export concern on California citrus; Dr. Joe Morse, Professor of Entomology, UC Riverside

1:45-2:15 Integrating treatments for Asian citrus psyllid into citrus IPM programs; Dr. Beth Grafton Cardwell, Director of Lindcove Research and Extension Center and Extension Specialist and Research Entomologist, Kearney Ag Center

2:15-2:45 Imidacloprid uptake and likely uses against ACP; Dr. Frank Byrne, Research Entomologist, UC Riverside

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:30 Crafting tools for the toolbox:  Exciting new research developments to combat ACO/HLB; Dr. MaryLou Polek, Vice President of Science and Technology, Citrus Research Board

3:30-4:00 Pesticide label regulatory update and melon fruit fly quarantine spray regulations; Representative from the Kern County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

4:00-4:30 Mites of citrus and their control in the San Joaquin Valley; David Haviland, Entomology Farm Advisor, UCCE Kern County

  • 3 hours of Continuing PCA Education (0.5 Laws and Regs; 2.5 Other)