New! ISHB-FD Symposium and Videos

Mar 29, 2022

New! ISHB-FD Symposium and Videos

Mar 29, 2022

Adult female beetle stands on caster bean.

2022 ISHB-FD Symposium Set for April 27 and 28 

Ready to take a deeper dive into the secretive world of invasive shothole borers? Your opportunity is coming in late April with a free, two-afternoon online symposium designed for land managers, arborists, and other professionals whose work includes tree health and/or pest management. The 2022 Invasive Shothole Borers-Fusarium Dieback Symposium will provide an in depth look at the pest-disease complex, impacts and risks, best practices in control and management, and practical examples of successful management approaches. 

The symposium will feature an all-star cast of ISHB experts including: 

  • Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
  • Dr. Akif Eskalen, Professor of Extension in Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
  • Kelly Parkins, Plant Health Care Coordinator, West Coast Arborists, Inc.
  • Danny Hirchag, IPM and Sustainability Manager, OC Parks
  • Dr. John Kabashima, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Emeritus, UCCE
  • Rosi Dagit, Senior Conservation Biologist, Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
  • Maximiliano Regis, Deputy Director, and Rachel Burnap, Associate Inspector,  County of Los Angeles Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures
  • Dr. Karen Jetter, Associate Project Economist, UC Agricultural Issues Center
  • Dr. Shannon Lynch, Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Richard Stouthamer, Professor of Entomology, University of California, Riverside
  • Randall Oliver, Statewide ISHB Communications Coordinator, UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

Learn more and register here.

New ISHB Videos Now Available for Viewing

Can't wait until late April to expand your knowledge on invasive shothole borers? A new series of videos may be just what you need. They can be found on the UC IPM YouTube channel.

An Introduction to Invasive Shothole Borers:

Trapping for Invasive Shothole Borers:

Management of Invasive Shothole Borers:


By Randall Oliver
Author - ISHB Communications Coordinator