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Early Bird Catches the Beetle and Other Topics

UC IPM online courses:

New Fuller rose beetle course and early-bird pricing

—Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program


Summer is here, and we're halfway through 2019 already! Why not get jump on finishing up your continuing education units by taking online courses from the UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM). If you are a license or certificate holder from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and your last name begins with the letters M through Z, you should be receiving your renewal packet in August.


We're excited to announce some changes.

  • In January, we switched all of our online courses to a new learning system located at This new system has extensive technical support, is easier to navigate, and is more stable than the old one. Note that the extension platform offers courses from all across the country, including several providers from California. Look for the UC IPM logo to be sure you are taking one of our courses.
  • We are pleased to announce that a brand-new online course on the Fuller rose beetle was added to our citrus integrated pest management IPM series. Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a citrus IPM specialist and research entomologist, and Dr. Joseph Morse, emeritus professor of entomology, developed the course. The course describes the life cycle, natural enemies, and management of Fuller rose beetle and explains why it is important for countries that export citrus. Fuller Rose Beetle has been approved by (DPR) for 1 hour of credit in the Other category and by Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) for 0.5 hour of IPM credit.
  • Many of our courses are now credited not only by DPR for continuing education hours, but also by the California Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB), Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA), and also by Arizona Department of Agriculture.

DPR encourages license and certificate holders to avoid the end-of-the-year rush and submit renewal applications by November 1 to ensure license renewal by January 1, 2020. Submitting your renewal early avoids late fees and gives you time to address any issues that may arise such as not having enough hours to successfully renew.


Another incentive to get a jump on completing your needed continuing education units (CEUs) with UC IPM's online courses is that we are offering an early-bird price for four of our most wanted courses until November 1st.

  • Proper Pesticide Use to Avoid Illegal Residues (2 hours Laws and Regulations; early bird price $40, full price $80)
  • Proper Selection, Use, and Removal of Personal Protective Equipment (1.5 hours Laws and Regulations; early bird price $30, full price $60)
  • Pesticide Resistance (2 hours Other; early bird price $20, full price $40)
  • Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration (1.5 hours Other; early bird price $15, full price $30)

You can find all of our twenty-one courses listed on the UC IPM website at




fuller rose beetle course
fuller rose beetle course

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:23 AM
Tags: beetle (3), course work (1), IPM (16)

Citrus IPM Update

It's not easy to update the IPM Handbook in paperback, but You can check out the latest IPM Pest Management Guidelines for arthropod pests at:

The other sections will be updated soon.  Tune in, and in the meantime if you don't have a copy of the IPM Manual, it's time to get one:

How to order

Obtain Integrated Pest Management for Citrus from the UC ANR catalog, or by mail, by telephone, and at many of the UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For more information, see "How to Order Publications."


Third Edition
Integrated Pest Management for Citrus

Published 2012 · Publication 3303 · 275 pages

How to order
List of contents
  Book excerpts:
General predators in citrus (2.9 MB, PDF)
Fruit disorders in citrus (PDF)

Cover of Integrated Pest Management fpr Citrus.

Integrated Pest Management for Citrus is the best-illustrated guide available for the prevention, identification, monitoring, and management of citrus pests. This book also provides substantial information on citrus production practices that prevent pest problems. More highly illustrated and extensively revised during its third edition, this book presents pest information and management recommendations from University of California Cooperative Extension specialists, farm advisors, and researchers.


Third edition revisions include:

  • more than 300 additional photographs
  • more illustrated keys to help you distinguish among similar-looking pest species
  • new pests and foreign species to look-out for
  • updated monitoring and pest management recommendations
  • effective use of natural enemies, cultural controls, and other pest-prevention methods

High-quality Photographs

More than 500 high-quality color photographs and dozens of drawings and charts will help you identify and manage over 150 different citrus pests and to recognize the important natural enemies of pest insects and mites. The book content includes pest insects, mites, diseases, weeds, nematodes, and vertebrates. Abiotic disorders and crop production and harvest-related problems are also covered.

citrus manual
citrus manual

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:44 AM
Tags: arthropods (1), citrus (323), IPM (16), manual (2)

Ag Expert on Fuller Rose Beetle and CEUs


UC Ag Expert talks about

                                Fuller rose

                                          beetle (weevil)

Date: January 23, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact: Petr Kosina

Sponsor: UC Ag Experts Talk

Location: Webinar

Event Details

Register in advance for webinar at:

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 hour of 'Other' CE units

Note: This webinar has no fee. 

Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, citrus IPM specialist and research entomologist, will discuss the lifecycle, damage to citrus, monitoring, methods of control and export issues associated with Fuller rose beetle.  Participants can use the chat function of the webinar to ask questions.


Event Reminder


fuller rose beetle
fuller rose beetle

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:47 AM
Tags: beetle (3), citrus (323), IPM (16), webinar (3), weevil (4)

Get DPR CEUs from UC IPM

DPR license and certificate holders: Renew early! Get those last-minute hours with help from UC IPM

Learn about opportunities to receive continuing education hours. October is upon us and before you know it, we'll be wrapped up in the busy holiday season. If you hold a license or certificate from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and have a last name that begins with letters A through L, this is your year to renew. DPR encourages license and certificate holders to avoid the end-of-the-year rush and submit renewal applications by November 1.

Early renewal has its advantages. DPR can take up to 60 days to process a renewal application. Submitting applications now not only avoids late fees and gives you time to fix any problems that DPR may find, such as not having enough continuing education (CE) hours to renew, but also ensures that you will have your new certificate or license by the first of the year.

Without a renewed license in hand, you are not allowed to use or supervise the use of pesticides after January 1, 2019 until you receive it. You also run the risk of having to retest if there are problems with the renewal application and not enough time to fix them.

If you need a few last-minute credits, take a look at the online courses the UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) offers:

Laws and Regulations


UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is also offering monthly webinars on specific pest issues for CEUs. More information can be found on the UC Ag Experts Talk website.

Check out the list of DPR-approved continuing education courses. For more information about license renewal, visit DPR's licensing and certification webpage.

Learn about pest management and other training opportunities from UC IPM.

IPM computertraining
IPM computertraining

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:22 AM
  • Author: Cynthia Reynolds
Tags: CEUs (3), IPM (16), webinars (2)

Integrated Weed Management Survey (herbicide resistance research)

As troublesome herbicide resistant weeds continue to develop and spread across the United States, effective weed management strategies require the use of multiple effective techniques to be used rather than relying on a singular method of weed control. Integrated weed management (IWM) is the practice of utilizing multiple weed management tactics to achieve weed suppression superior to what a single tactic could provide.

This brief, 20-question quiz is anonymous and will provide insight to the understanding and adoption of IWM practices across the United States. 

Click here to take the survey:

This IWM quiz was written by weed scientists from 14 universities and the USDA with funding from the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Find more information on integrated weed management at

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puncturevine stem2

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:06 AM
  • Author: Brad Hanson

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