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Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force Fall Workshop – Oct. 29
October 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force invites local citrus industry members to attend an informational workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 29, for updates on Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) area-wide treatments; a report on the use of canines to scout commercial groves; Huanglongbing (HLB) detections; strategies for disease prevention and more. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.
A full agenda and location information is below.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Courtyard by Marriott
600 E. Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
9:30 a.m. – Welcome and update on status of HLB in California: Leslie Leavens, chair, Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force
9:45 a.m. – Managing ACP and HLB in Southern California commercial groves: Beth Grafton-Cardwell, IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist, University of California-Riverside, and Director of Lindcove Research and Extension Center
10:25 a.m. – Use of canines as an early detection technique: Neil McRoberts, western regional director, National Plant Diagnostic Network, and associate professor of plant pathology, UC Davis; John Krist, CEO, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
11 a.m. – Survey of industry perceptions about HLB: Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Riverside; Sara Garcia Figuera, PhD candidate, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
11:30 a.m. – Adjourn