- Author: Chris M. Webb
A free ACP workshop for conventional citrus growers, nursery stock operators and PCAs (pest control advisors) will take place on Monday, March 21 from 1-3:30 pm at the Santa Paula Community Center.
The workshop is intended to provide information about the pest, state quarantine regulations, the treatment protocol for commercial orchards and nurseries, and research into biocontrols and HLB resistance. The following speakers are scheduled to attend:
- Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, IPM specialist and research entomologist at UC Riverside’s Kearney Agricultural Center, and director of the Lindcove Research and Extension Center.
- Dr. Raju Pandey, an entomologist who has been spearheading research into biocontrol agents for ACP at UC Riverside and in Pakistan.
- Nawal Sharma, supervisor of the Quarantine Response Program for the California Department of Food & Agriculture.
- Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzales.
- Ted Batkin, president, Citrus Research Board.
The workshop is free, but RSVPs are required. Please call (805) 289-0155 no later than March 14 to reserve your spot.