- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
Newly appointed UC Cooperative Extension agricultural engineering advisor Alireza Pourreza has been awarded the 2016 Giuseppe Pellizzi Prize by the Club of Bologna, an honor presented every other year to the best doctoral dissertations focused on agricultural machinery and mechanization. The Club of Bologna is a world taskforce on strategies for the development of agricultural mechanization.
Pourreza, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 2014, worked on early detection of huanglongbing disease of citrus. Huanglongbing, an incurable disease that is spread by Asian citrus psyllid, has seriously impacted citrus...
The following press release was distributed on October 17, 2016 by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Insect that carries disease deadly to citrus trees found in Placer County.
A portion of Placer County has been placed under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of multiple life stages on citrus trees within the City of Lincoln.
The quarantine zone in Placer County measures 118 square miles, bordered on the north by Riosa Road; on the south by the Roseville City Limit; on the west by Brewer Road; and on the east by Fowler Road. The quarantine map for Placer County is available online at:
- Author: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Registration is still open for this one-day, hands-on, train-the-trainer workshop for retail nursery and garden center employees.
When: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Where: Oakland Center, CSU East Bay
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Cost: $30 per person
Come learn about
- Invasive Pests in California
- Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing disease
- Household Pests
- IPM and Pesticides
Your $30 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, materials, and...
The UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program is now hiring for a Writer/Editor.
The Writer/Editor is responsible for working with experts to develop and produce informational products and communications about integrated pest management (IPM) for agricultural and urban/community pest managers, as well as the general public. Products include Web and print publications, brochures, videos, online training, and social media posts. In addition to developing IPM products, a small part of the Writer Editor's job responsibility is to provide IPM training.
Application instructions and a full position description are available on the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources employment website (
Using mulch in your garden or landscape helps conserve water and prevent weeds. This new UC IPM video explains how to prepare the site, describes various types of organic mulch available, and demonstrates useful techniques for effective weed control.
For more information on mulch, see the UC IPM website about using mulch in the garden.
See UC IPM's pages on weed identification and control: