- (Public Value) UCANR: Developing a qualified workforce for California
- Author: Ben Faber
UC IPM Webinar Series
SPCB: 4 hours – 1 hr R&R(requested)
CDPR: 4 hours – 1 hr Laws and Regs (requested)
Location: Online via Zoom
Date: 22 Sep 2020
Open to: SPCB (Branch II) & CDPR licensees
Siavash Taravati – IPM advisor – Meeting organizer
UC IPM program & Cooperative Extension office Los Angeles County
- Improving control methods for pest ants and wasps – UCR research update:8:10-9:10am
Dr. Dong-Hwan Choe – Associate professor of Entomology UC Riverside
- Common violations found in Branch II application inspections: 9:10- 10:10am
Niree Sarkissian – Inspector II
Los Angeles County Agriculture Commissioner Weights & Measures Department
- Quiz & break:10:10-10:30am
- Alternative management strategies for outdoor cockroaches: 10:30- 11:30am
Dr. Andrew Sutherland – IPM advisor & BCE
UC IPM program & Cooperative Extension office Alameda County
- Managing German cockroaches and their resistance toinsecticides:
Dr. Chow-Yang Lee - Professor of Entomology UC Riverside
- Final exam:12:30pm
- Author: Ben Faber
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), through its Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, has developed a mobile-friendly, Spanish-language training video. It's for use by field crew supervisors and farm labor contractors prior to harvest. The new tool trains industry managers and workers, including field crews, with best practices to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in California's citrus groves.
This video, which stems directly from the agency's in-person train-the-trainer workshops, provides an overview of best practices for huanglongbing (HLB) control. HLB is the deadly citrus disease spread by ACP. CDFA says the goal of the video is to keep HLB from threatening the California citrus industry's livelihood and infecting commercial groves.
The video can be downloaded here.
For additional resources from the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, visit CitrusInsider.org/Resources. The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program is an initiative funded by California citrus growers and administered by the CDFA.