- Author: Brooke Jacobs
The Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center is organizing a two day international conference, “Understanding and Preparing for the Threat of Plum Pox Virus Spreading to California and the Western States.” The meeting will be held in Giedt Hall on the UC Davis campus on September 29th and 30th, 2014.
A full conference agenda and online registration are available HERE.
Registration closes September 15th.
Presenters at the conference include experts from regions affected by PPV worldwide and researchers investigating the effects of PPV on stone fruit species (almond, apricot, cherry, plum, prune, and peach).
- Delano James, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Sidney, British Columbia
- Marc Fuchs, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University
- Phil Baugher, Adams County Nursery, Aspers, Pennsylvania
- Rick Mumford, Food and Environment Research Agency, York, United Kingdom
- Sylvie Dallot, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Montpellier, France
- Tadeusz Malinowski, Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland
- Ruth Welliver, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Timothy Gottwald, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Fort Pierce, Florida
- Bill Schneider, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Fort Detrick, Florida
- Maria Badenes, Valencian Institute of Agricultural Investigations, Valencia, Spain
- Ralph Scorza, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Kearneysville, West Virginia
- Margaret Kelly, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Albany, New York
- California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA
- Michael Guidicipietro, USDA APHIS, San Francisco, California
- Rick Bostock, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis
We welcome all members of the stone fruit industry (growers, nurseries, handlers and packers) to attend. Please e-mail Penny Stockdale (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need help with registration or have questions about the conference.