What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?
What is involved in the webinars?
A series of usually 1-hour long webinars (+ up to 30 minutes of Q&A), designed for growers and pest management professionals, highlighting various pest management and horticultural topics for citrus, avocados, and other subtropical crops. Master Gardeners can benefit from participating, but the pest management methods presented, especially the pesticides, are not to be followed without a clear understanding of their legal use by homeowners.
During each session, a UC Expert on the subject makes a presentation and entertains write-in questions via chat during and/or after the presentation. As we develop this program, we may expand to other crops.
What are the topics and how do I register?
Register for webinars using the links above.
Weed Control in Non-Crop and Natural Areas with Research Highlights from the Intermountain Region by Thomas Getts (September 7, 2022)
- Thomas Getts, University of California Cooperative Extension Lassen County Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor and UC IPM affiliated advisor, will focus on the fundamentals of utilizing an integrated management approach for weed management outside of cropping systems. Tools for plant identification, principles of weed biology and cultural techniques will be emphasized as cornerstones of an effective program. Various chemical and non-chemical control techniques will be discussed and how they can be utilized alone or in combination to achieve management objectives. Data from applicable research trials will be highlighted to demonstrate principles and practices. 1.0 CEU (other) from DPR and 1 CEU (IPM) from CCA are pending.
Managing Voles, Rats, and Mice in Orchards by Dr. Roger Baldwin (October 26, 2022)
- Dr. Roger Baldwin, Cooperative Extension Specialist in human-wildlife conflict resolution at the University of California Davis, will talk about the management of voles, rats and mice in agricultural fields, with a particular emphasis on management through an IPM approach. He will cover a variety of management tools including biocontrol, habitat modification, trapping, rodenticides, and fumigants. 1.0 CEU (other) from DPR and 1 CEU (IPM) from CCA are pending.
Monitoring for and Managing Nematodes in Nut Crops by Dr. Andreas Westphal (November 16, 2022)
- Dr. Andreas Westphal, Professor of Cooperative Extension in Nematology at UC Riverside, will talk about the management of nematodes in nut crops. 1.0 CEU (other) from DPR, 1 CEU (IPM) from CCA, and 1 CEU from WC-ISA are pending.
Are there Continuing Education units?
When the subject discusses pest or disease management, continuing education units (CEU) will be requested from DPR (1 unit per session) and when relevant also Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) continuing education units will be requested. To qualify for the CEU make sure to
- register separately with your own email address and log in from your own device
- participate in the entire hour session
- complete and pass a final test with 70% or higher; if not passed, the test can be retaken
Certificates of completion will be emailed within one week to those who meet those requirements above.
The webinars are recorded and linked from this web site for future study. However, continuing education units are awarded only to the participants who attend the live version of the webinar.
Make a gift to support UC Ag Experts webinars
Your gift furthers UC's Integrated Pest Management's mission to help California residents, growers, land managers, and other professional pest managers prevent and solve pest problems with minimal impact on people and the environment by developing and promoting the use of integrated and ecologically sound pest management programs. Make a gift and use the Comment field to specify that your gift is for UC Ag Experts Talk webinars.
Who is involved in the UC Ag Experts webinars?
This webinar series is brought to you by Ben Faber (UC ANR Ventura Advisor) and Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell (Emeritus Entomology UCCE Specialist) with the technical support of Petr Kosina (UC IPM Content Development Supervisor) and Cheryl Reynolds (UC IPM Interactive Learning Developer).