UCR Urban Pest Management Conference was held in an online format in 2020. The conference was originally schedule in March 2020, but the conference organizing committee had to cancel and reschedule it in an online format with new May 2020 dates (May 18-20, 2020). Most of our conference speakers graciously adjusted their schedule to participate for the online conference.
For this 3-day events, we had over 110 participants from pest management industry and other institutes, including 12 sponsoring companies and 12 speakers. Here are some photos from 2020 UCR UPMC Online.
To find out more about the speakers and their presentations, visit the conference resource page here.
Due to UCR campus closure associated with COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 UPMC is now organized in an online webinar format.
Topics to be covered: Managing bed bugs and German cockroaches in apartment buildings, commensal rodents & the impacts of rodenticides, insecticide resistance, pesticide safety & avoiding common violations, termite inspection problems, managing stored product pests, mosquitoes in urban areas, subterranean termite chemical communication and bait system usage, insecticidal dusts, and spray & bait Argentine ant control protocols.
Overall, the whole conference is now split into 3-day online webinar sections. Attendance for the Day 1 will be required for all conference participants. Participation for Day 2 or Day 3 will be dependent upon the route the attendees will choose during their online registration process.
(May 18, Monday)
(May 19, Tuesday)
(May 20, Wednesday)
|Plenary Session||General Pest||Wood Destroying Organism (WDO)|
To learn more about this event, please visit the conference website here.
Here are some pictures from UCR Fumigation School 2019 (Nov5-6, 2019; UCR Extension). We had a great turnout and it was a successful educational event, covering all aspects of fumigation (target pest, preparations, aeration, bagging, calculation, safety, regulations and rules, legal aspects, violations, etc.). To find out what topics were covered in the 2019 program, click here.
Here are some pictures from 28th Annual UCR Urban Pest Management Conference (March 20, 2019), which was held at UCR Extension Center. We had 14 speakers from university, research lab, government agencies, etc. to provide the most up-to-date information for the conference attendees (mostly pest management professionals). We had a great turnout.
Our postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Jia-Wei Tay, has successfully completed her postoctoral research, and will be leaving the Choe laboratory. Dr. Tay has been working on a novel baiting system (i.e., biodegradable hydrogel bait) for Argentine ant, one of the most important invasive pest ant species in California. She will be taking a new position in University of Hawaii soon, working on urban / structural insects. For more about her research, visit http://www.jiaweitay.com/.
The lab members had the farewell lunch with Dr. Tay on Dec 4, 2018.
Good luck and all the best for your new endeavor, Dr. Tay!