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Workgroup Chair Information
Name Cindy Kron (Co-Chair)
Unit: Sonoma County
Name Siavash Taravati (Co-Chair)
Phone 626-586-1981
Unit: Los Angeles County
Membership List
AES Scientist
Crump, Amanda
  Lecturer, International Agricultural Development Extension Education, Postsecondary Education, Women and Vulnerable Groups, International Agricultural Development, International Program Management and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Integrated Pest Management, Tree Health, Technology Transfer Evaluation
Reid, Michael Department of Plant Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Postharvest biology and technology of ornamentals, cut flowers, flowering plants, foliage plants. Physiology of flowering and flowering control, chilling injury, mode of action of ethylene and inhibition of ethylene responses.
Roderick, George Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  William Muriece Hoskins Professor global change, environmental science, sustainability, biodiversity, invasive species, genomic observatories
Trumble, John Entomology (UCR)
  Distinguished Professor Plant compensation for insect herbivory; impact of air and heavy metal pollution on plant-insect interactions; biological and microbial control in sustainable agriculture; chemical ecology; participate on the celery and tomato guidelines
CE Advisor
Bethke, James San Diego County
  Farm Advisor - Emeritus Nurseries and Floriculture
Bolda, Mark Santa Cruz County
  County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries Strawberry and caneberry culture - horticulture, fertility, pest management practices, closed environment agriculture
Clark, Nicholas Kings County
  Assistant CE Advisor Agronomic Cropping Systems and Nutrient Management
Dahlquist-Willard, Ruth Fresno County
  Small Farms Advisor
Dara, Surendra San Luis Obispo County
  Cooperative Extension Advisor-Entomology and Biologicals Small fruits, vegetables, and other major crops - Entomology, integrated pest management, microbial control, biostimulants, biopesticides, and biocontrol; endemic and invasive pests; biological solutions for plant diseases.
Daugovish, Oleg Ventura County
  Strawberry and Vegetable Crop Advisor Ag and Environmental Issues for Veg Crops and Strawberries
Del Pozo-Valdivia, Alejandro Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area IPM Advisor - Entomology Biology, ecology, and management of arthropod pests
Espino, Luis Butte County
  Rice Farming Systems Advisor & Butte County Director Entomology, Agronomy
Faber, Ben Ventura County
  Advisor Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Gispert, Carmen Riverside County, Indio Office
  Area Viticulture/Pest Management Advisor-Indio Office Wine and table grapes
Goodell, Peter Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus, IPM Development and delivery of IPM tactics, nematode and insect pest management in field crops, (cotton, alfalfa, melon) developing IPM strategies at the ecological landscape level
Haviland, David Kern County
  Farm Advisor Entomologist and Pest Management. Advise in identification and control of Pest.
Kron, Cindy Sonoma County
  North Coast Area IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Viticulture
Long, Rachael Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management Pest management, agronomy, dry beans, alfalfa, water quality, oil seed crops
Lund, Karl Madera County
  Area Viticulture Advisor
Middleton, Eric San Diego County
  Area IPM Advisor
Mueller, Shannon Madera County
  Agronomy Farm Advisor Agronomy, alfalfa seed, hay production, seed certification, forage crops, pollination and honeybee management, oil seed crop production, and dry beans.
Natwick, Eric Imperial County
  Entomology Advisor, emeritus Entomology, Pest Management
Rethwisch, Michael Riverside County
  Field Crops   University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor   Palo Verde Valley Vegetables Entomology, Agronomy (Crop Production)
Rijal, Jhalendra Stanislaus County
  Area IPM Advisor Entomology, insect pest management, insect mating disruption, insect spatial distribution and quantitative sampling, insect behavior and chemical ecology
Sidhu, Jaspreet Kern County
  Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor
Sutherland, Andrew Alameda County
  Integrated Pest Management Advisor urban IPM of arthropods
Symmes, Emily Tehama County
  Area IPM Advisor Integrated pest management
Taravati, Siavash Los Angeles County
  Area IPM Advisor
Varela, Lucia Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  North Coast IPM Advisor - Emeritus Apples, pears, wine grapes, pest management
Vinchesi-Vahl, Amber Colusa County
  Area Vegetable Crops Advisor Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Pollinators, Insect-vectored diseases, vegetable crops, soilborne fungal pathogens, processing tomatoes, muskmelons, cucumber beetle
Wilen, Cheryl Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor - Emeritus Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for ornamental plant production and maintenance including nurseries, greenhouses, field production, floriculture, turf and landscape, pesticide reduction and alternatives. Research specialty in weed management, snails & slugs.
Wunderlich, Lynn Amador County
  Farm Advisor Viticulture and Pomology for the foothills; Sprayer calibration; Integrated Pest Management; Biological Control
CE Specialist
Choe, Dong-Hwan Entomology (UCR)
  Associate CE Specialist / Associate Professor Urban Entomology
Daane, Kent ESPM - Organisms and the Environment
  CE Specialist Biological control and IPM of insect pests in perennial crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios), annual crops (lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Godfrey, Larry Entomology (UCD)
  CE Specialist Extension Entomology Specialist
Grafton-Cardwell, Elizabeth Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Emeritus Entomology Cooperative Extension Specialist Citrus Integrated Pest Management
Grettenberger, Ian Entomology (UCD)
  Assistant Specialist in CE Field and vegetable crop IPM, insect ecology
Hoddle, Mark Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist CE Entomology Specialist Biological control of invasive arthropod pests of importance to agricultural, urban, and wilderness areas. Foreign exploration, host range and host specificity testing of natural enemy species under consideration for possible release in California. Pest
Lewis, Vernard Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  CE Entomologist Urban entomology
Rivera, Monique Entomology (UCR)
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Subtropical Entomology
Wilson, Sam Entomology (UCR)
  Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Orchard/vineyard IPM, insect ecology, organic agriculture, agroecology
Zalom, Frank Entomology (UCD)
  Distinguished Professor and CE Specialist Fruit and Vegetable Crop Entomology; Integrated Pest Management
Other ANR
DeBiase, Ria
  PMG Coordinator
Farrar, Jim Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Director, Statewide IPM Program IPM, integrated pest management, plant pathology, vegetable diseases, fungi
Kosina, Petr Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Content Development Supervisor
Lander, Elaine
  Urban & Community IPM Educator
Parreira, Stephanie Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Writer/Editor
Windbiel-Rojas, Karey Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area Urban IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management
Beucke, Kyle
  Primary State Entomologist, andrew.cline
(info only) Tariq, Athar
Membership Totals
Number of Members51
ANR Members48
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