CAPCA Spring Summit Focuses on Asian Citrus Psyllid: April 24 – 25

Coast Inland Empire/Desert Southern California

The California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) will host its 2018 Spring Summit on April 24 – 25 in Temecula. Summit attendees will tour UC Riverside’s citrus grove and experiment station, and will learn about Asian citrus psyllid mitigation standards for bulk citrus movement, scouting techniques, identification and management strategies.

With more than 500 HLB-positive trees confirmed in Southern California, it is critical that pest control advisers involved with citrus stay up to date with ACP detection and management strategies. The Spring Summit will include the following topics and speakers:

  • Strategies for management of Asian citrus psyllid in California – Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Mitigation standards for the new Asian citrus psyllid regional quarantine – Victoria Hornbaker, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Scouting techniques and identification of Asian citrus psyllid in the field – Alan Washburn, Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program
  • Update on Asian citrus psyllid and HLB management – Bob Atkins, Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program

The event is accredited for 12 hours (2.50 Laws and 9.50 Other) of continuing education units by the Department of Pesticide Regulation, as well as 11.50 California Crop Advisers hours. To view the full program schedule, click here.

To register for the CAPCA Spring Summit, click here.


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