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Integrated Management of Soilborne Pests

Summary Our provisional workgroup organized and conducted two workshops/training sessions in 2005 and have another planned prior to the end of the 2005-06 fiscal year. Also, the acting chair made formal presentations at both the 2005 Weed Workgroup meeting and the 2006 Nematology Workgroup meeting to gauge their interest in supporting ratification of the Integrated Management of Soilborne Pests Workgroup. Although broad support for this group was not strongly expressed by other existing workgroup memberships, it may be useful to propose its continuation under the umbrella of the Pest Management in ANR continuing conference. This is the only workgroup where those working in the areas of managing soilborne nematodes, pathogens, and weed propagules, soil disinfestation methods, and/or methyl bromide alternatives could communicate and interact in a multidisciplinary and integrated fashion.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Ana Maria Pastrana Leon (Chair)
Unit: Imperial County
Membership List
CE Advisor
Molinar, Richard Small Farm Program
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Small farms, vegetable crops, organic farming, insect/weed management, specialty crops, sugar peas, strawberries, eggplant, squash, Asian vegetables such as basil, lemongrass, green beans, long beans, gailon, bittermelons, refugee farmers, Hmong, Lao, fluent in Spanish
Nguyen, Cuong Huu Imperial County
  Food Safety and Organic Production Area Advisor Food Safety and Food Processing
Pastrana Leon, Ana Maria Imperial County
  Plant Pathology Advisor Plant Pathology
Roncoroni, John Weed Science UCD
  SRA weed control
Stapleton, James Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Plant Pathologist Integrated pest management; alternatives to synthetic chemical products for disease and pest control; solar energy in pest management; ecological engineering; pest issues in natural areas; biological, physical, and cultural management of reservoirs of weedy plant propagative materials; seed pathology; sustainable and appropriate pest management technologies; circular economy issues
Vinchesi-Vahl, Amber
  Area Vegetable Crops Advisor Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Pollinators, Insect-vectored diseases, vegetable crops, soilborne fungal pathogens, processing tomatoes, muskmelons, cucumber beetle
CE Specialist
Elmore, Clyde Weed Science Program
  CE Weed Scientist, Emeritus Vegetation management in ornamentals, turf, tree fruits and vines, use of resident vegetation and planted cover crops, utilization of soil solarization for control of weeds
McKenry, Michael Nematology Department
  Emeritus Nematologist and CE Nematology Specialist, Emeritus Field pathogenicity and practical control of nematodes in perennial crops
Ploeg, Antoon Nematology Department
  Nematology Specialist Management of plant-parasitic nematodes in field and vegetable crops.
Putman, Alexander Plant Pathology
  Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Assistant Plant Pathologist Vegetable and strawberry crops; epidemiology and disease management; downy mildew diseases; soilborne pathogens
Other ANR
Farrar, James Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Director, Statewide IPM Program IPM, integrated pest management, plant pathology, vegetable diseases, fungi
Broome, Janet C. "Jenny"
  Research Manager Berries, grapes, tree fruit, organic, plant health
Membership Totals
Number of Members12
ANR Members11
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