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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
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
  Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries Strawberry and caneberry culture - horticulture, fertility, pest management practices, closed environment agriculture
Clark, Nicholas Kings County
  Agronomy Advisor Agronomic Cropping Systems and Nutrient Management
Dahlquist-Willard, Ruth Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP)
  Interim Director, UC SAREP
Daugovish, Oleg Ventura County
  Strawberry and Vegetable Crop Advisor Ag and Environmental Issues for Veg Crops and Strawberries
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.
Getts, Thomas Lassen County
  Weed Ecology & Cropping Systems Advisor Weed control in wildlands, rangelands, and the forage-based cropping systems of the intermountain region.
Gispert, Carmen Riverside County
  Area Viticulture/Pest Management Advisor - Palm Desert 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
Greer, Christopher San Luis Obispo County
  Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Integrated Pest Management Integrated Pest Management of Agricultural Crops
Gyawaly, Sudan Butte County
  Integrated Pest Management Advisor IPM
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
  Emeritus 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
  Emeritus 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
Pearsons, Kirsten Monterey County
  IPM Entomology Farm Advisor
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
Sutherland, Andrew Alameda County Cooperative Extension
  Urban Integrated Pest Management Advisor urban (household & structural) IPM of insects and other arthropods
Taravati, Siavash Riverside 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
  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)
  CE Specialist / Professor Urban Entomology
Daane, Kent ESPM - Organisms and the Environment
  CE Specialist Biological control and IPM of insect pests in crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios, berries, lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Gerry, Alec Entomology (UCR)
  Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in Veterinary Entomology Veterinary Entomology
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
Rivera, Monique Entomology (UCR)
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Subtropical Entomology
Wilson, Houston 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
Barman, Apurba Imperial County
  Area Low Desert IPM Advisor
Baur, Matthew Western IPM Center
  Director, Western IPM Center
Farrar, James 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
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
Dara, Surendra San Luis Obispo County
  Director and Professor Biologicals, integrated pest management, and entomology
Membership Totals
Number of Members48
ANR Members45
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