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Citrus Nursery Stock & Huanglongbing Workshop – Nov. 20 at the San Diego County Farm Bureau
November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The San Diego Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program will be hosting a free workshop for nursery stock growers and purchasers at the San Diego County Farm Bureau on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
The workshop will provide an update on the Huanglongbing (HLB) quarantine and the potential impact on nursery stock operations should an HLB quarantine be established in San Diego County.
A full agenda, including speakers and topics are provided below. For questions, contact supervising agricultural standards inspector Jason Sapp at Jason.Sapp@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
9 to 10:30 a.m.
San Diego County Farm Bureau
420 S. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
- HLB overview and update on California HLB detections – Bob Atkins, grower liaison statewide coordinator, Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program
- HLB quarantine impact on citrus nursery stock operations – Nawal Sharma, environmental program manager, Emergency Quarantine Response Program, California Department of Food and Agriculture
- San Diego County’s neglected and abandoned citrus groves – Pat Nolan, San Diego County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
There will also be time for Q&A during the meeting.