Retail IPM Training Oakland 2017
University of California
Retail IPM Training Oakland 2017


8:30       Check-in and pick up materials

9:00       Welcome and overview, Karey Windbiel-Rojas, UC Statewide IPM Program

  • Brief introduction to UC IPM, UC Cooperative Extension and today’s workshop
  • Overview of the schedule and logistics
  • Interactive Survey

9:25      The Role of Retailers in Stopping Invasive Pests in California, Dr. Mary  Louise Flint, UC Davis Extension Entomologist (Emerita)

  • Invasive pest problems currently in CA and why retailers are critical in helping detect and reduce their spread.

10:10   Breakout #1*

11:15   Breakout #2*

12:20   Lunch

1:00    Breakout #3*

2:05    Wrap up and survey

  • Interactive Survey
  • Online resources from the University of California
  • Bringing what you learned back to your store

3:00    Evaluation and pick up goodies and training materials

3:30    Adjourn


*Breakout sessions—each will be 60 minutes long. Participants will be divided into 3 groups and will attend each session in a rotating schedule.

  • Asian Citrus Psyllid and HLB Minimizing the impact of Asian citrus psyllid in nurseries. An overview of the threat posed by ACP and huanglongbing, best management practices for retail nurseries and garden centers, and what to communicate to customers. Presenter: Matt Daugherty, Cooperative Extension Specialist and Entomologist UC Riverside, UC Riverside.
  • Household Pests—Learn about wood-destroying insects, ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, and pantry pests to help you answer customer questions. Presenter: Andrew Sutherland, Area Urban IPM Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area and UC Statewide IPM Program
  • IPM and PesticidesAn overview of pesticides and their role in an IPM programs, health and environmental concerns, reading and understanding labels, and discussion of organic and less toxic pesticides. Presenters: Karey Windbiel-Rojas and Anne Schellman, Statewide IPM Program
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