The Entomology Association of Southern California will be holding a quarterly meeting at the Los Angeles Arboretum. These meetings address a variety of entomological related subjects relevant to local and state pest issues and are a great way to meet and share information with other individuals who are interested in this area of science.
- Bark beetle-caused tree mortality and risk following various management regimes in south California.
- Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer/Fusarium dieback: Recognizing symptoms and removing hosts.
- Observations on the control of bark boring and other wood boring beetles in landscape trees.
- Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer - a voracious Ambrosia Beetle threatening California's crops and native plants.
- Environmental effects on Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer.
- Influence of air pollution on bark beetle outbreaks.
This association has an annual membership fee of $45. Memberships cover annual registration for all four quarterly meetings in December, March, June and September.
If you are interested in attending:
Date: September 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Los Angeles Arboretum
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Contact: Dr. Jim Downer, 805-645-1458 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is sponsoring a "Developing a Best Management Practice Program for Your Nursery" meeting.
Join plant pathologist, Kathleen Kosta and nursery biologist Ruben Arias to learn more about this important area of commercial nursery management.
Date - Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time - 9:00 to 10:30 am
Location - 669 County Square Dr.
Ventura, CA 93003
California Conference Rooms A & B
Admission is free!
See this flyer for more information.
The "Citrus Production Manual" covers the step-by-step process for preparing citrus for production and includes information on diseases and other issues that can affect citrus.
According to the ANR catalog website the manual will assist growers "From deciding scion variety and rootstock, to establishing an orchard, to managing production, to postharvest handling, you'll find it all here in a readable format. Colorful photos and clear diagrams and illustrations guide you through important concepts."
The manual costs $75 and you can order this publication click on the following link.
Or you can save 25% by bundling the "Citrus Production Manual" with the 3rd edition of "IPM for Citrus" for a cost of only $10 more ($85 for both!). Order the bundle by clicking on the following link.
SAVE 10% when you order this manual using the promo code "PREVEN56." This code extends the discount to you and provides a portion of the sale to UC Cooperative Extension Ventura which goes toward maintaining our local programs here.
The Master Gardeners of Ventura County have once again earned awards for their display at the Ventura County Fair. This year's ribbons were won for Best of Division, Best Plant Material and Best Design with additional award plaques for Best Interpretation of Fair Theme and overall outstanding participation.
The winning Master Gardener display uses humor and gardening expertise to educate visitors on ways to use drought tolerant plants, so important in dry southern California. In an area subject to periodic drought conditions this display is particularly timely as county residents cope with low rainfall and dropping water levels. Informational flyers and Master Gardeners are on hand for visitors to learn more about the program and drought tolerant plants and practices.
Master Gardeners are recruiting for this year's trainee class. If you are interested in learning more about this successful program that serves Ventura County, link to their webpages here.
Join us for this timely meeting as California struggles with serious drought conditions. A full day of presentations on efficient irrigation practices will be held at the historic Hansen Agricultural Center in Santa Paula.
Irrigation advisors, specialists and other irrigation experts will speak on related subjects that include scheduling, management technology and a irrigation mobile lab where there will be free opportunities for a irrigation systems performance evaluation.
Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch)
Click here to register (online with credit card).
For mail-in registration and flyer click here.
Mail checks to (Make checks payable to "UC Regents"):
UCNFA C/O Linda Dodge
Department of Plant Sciences, Mailstop 6
University of California
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Continuing Education credit requested: 7.5 hours LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Ag Waiver
Check out the Nursery and Floriculture Alliance webpage for more information.