UCCE's Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann will present "Using an Integrated Pest Management Approach to Shothole Borers" at the Long Beach Landscape Expo at noon on Oct. 14.
This workshop will be focused on the invasive shothole borers (ISHB; tiny invasive beetles that attack trees) and Fusarium Dieback (FD; the fungal disease vectored by the beetles). This insect-disease complex is responsible for the decline and death of hundreds of thousands of trees in Southern California.
The workshop will include information on the basic biology of the beetles and fungus and how to identify infested trees. I will also share the latest research findings on ISHB-FD management and distribution in Southern California. I'll review the best management practices and what to consider when making decisions regarding management of individual trees.
1. Understand the basic biology of ISHB-FD and how it affects trees
2. Learn about management options for ISHB-FD and when to use each of them
3. Learn how to prevent the spread of this dangerous pest
Seminar Cost: $30
Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, Ph.D.
Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann's research background is in insect-plant interactions. She got her PhD in insect ecology from the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina.
Dr. Nobua-Behrmann joined the University of California Cooperative Extension in 2017 as a Research Associate and managed the invasive insect pests project until she became an advisor.
Currently, Dr. Nobua-Behrmann is the Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, serving the counties of Los Angeles and Orange. Her program is focused on the management of urban forest pests, like the Invasive Shot-Hole Borer beetles and the Gold-Spotted Oak Borer.