Schedule for the Day
8:30 Check-in & pick up materials, Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Overview-- Karey Windbiel-Rojas & Anne Schellman, UC Statewide IPM Program
- Brief introduction to UC IPM, UC Cooperative Extension and hands-on learning
- Overview of the workshop schedule and logistics
- Interactive Survey
9:20 Invasive Pests in California--Dr. John Kabashima, UC Cooperative Extension, Orange and Los Angeles counties (Emeritus)
10:10 Breakout 1*
11:15 Breakout 2*
12:55 Peer Exchange-- Lauren Snowden, UC Master Gardener Program
2:00 Breakout 3*
3:05 Wrap up and survey
- Interactive survey
- Online resources from the University of California
- Bringing what you learned today back to your community
Participants may take a self-guided tour of the Arboretum after the workshop is over. Maps will be provided. The Arboretum is open until 5:00PM.
*Breakout sessions—All session will be 60 minutes long and will involve hands-on activities. Participants will be divided into 3 groups and will attend each session in a rotating schedule.
- Asian Citrus Psyllid and HLB —Minimizing the impact of Asian citrus psyllid in gardens and landscapes. An overview of the threat posed by ACP and huanglongbing disease, best management practices for residents, and how UC Master Gardeners can help. Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, IPM Specialist with the Dept. of Entomology, UC Riverside, and Director of Lindcove Research and Extension Center.
- Weed Identification—Weed identification tools, lawn care to combat weeds, and best management practices. Presenter: Dr. Cheryl Wilen, UC IPM and UCCE San Diego, Orange, & Los Angeles counties
- IPM and Pesticides — Overview of pesticides and their role in an IPM program, health and environmental concerns, reading and understanding labels, and discussion of organic and less toxic pesticides. Presenters: Karey Windbiel-Rojas and Anne Schellman, UC Statewide IPM Program