What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Avocado Thrips||1/22/2020|
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Pesticide Resistance Management of Citrus Pests||2/19/2020|
What is involved in the webinars?
A series of 1 hour webinars, designed for growers and Pest Control Advisors, will highlight various pest management and horticultural topics for citrus and avocados. During each session, a UC Expert on the subject will make a presentation and entertain write-in questions via chat during and/or after the presentation. As we develop this program, we may expand to other crops.
Topics: pests and diseases of citrus, avocado and other crops
What are the topics and how do I register?
Avocado Thrips (January 22, 2020 from 3-4 pm)
Dr. Mark Hoddle will discuss the biology, biological control, temperature effects, damage, monitoring, chemical control, and resistance issues for avocado thrips. One hour of DPR continuing education unit is approved.
Pesticide resistance management of citrus pests (February 19, 2020)
Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell will talk about how insects develop resistance (including examples of resistance in citrus thrips, California red scale and citricola scale), pesticide use tactics to avoid resistance, potential for resistance in Asian citrus psyllid, and best practices for citrus pest management. Approval of one hour of DPR continuing education unit is pending.
- Use of Plant Growth Regulators in Avocado by Carol Lovatt (March 2020)
- Citricola scale by Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell (April 2020)
- Invasive shot hole borers in avocado by Akif Eskalen (May, 2020)
- Vertebrate pests by Roger Baldwin (June 2020)
- Ants in citrus by Mark Hoddle (July 2020)
Register in advance for the webinars by clicking on the event links above.
Are there Continuing Education units?
When the subject discusses pest or disease management, continuing education units will be requested from DPR (1 unit per session). Each participant must pre-register with their own email address, participate in the entire webinar, and respond to a final survey at the end of the webinar. In order to receive the CEU, participants must include their name, license number, and email address in the final survey.
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.
Who is involved?
This webinar series is brought to you by Ben Faber (UC ANR Ventura Advisor) and Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell (Depart of Entomology UC Riverside Extension Specialist) with the technical support of Petr Kosina (UC IPM Contect Development Supervisor) and Cheryl Reynolds (UC IPM Interactive Learning Developer).