What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Pesticide Label Reading for Safe Applications||11/20/2019|
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Asian Citrus Psyllid for commercial growers and PCAs||12/4/2019|
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Asian Citrus Psyllid for backyard growers||12/5/2019|
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?
Pesticide Label Reading for Safe Applications (November 20, 2019 from 3 to 4)
Lisa Blecker, Coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program, will outline the content found on pesticide labels. The focus will be on label requirements that ensure safety for the pesticide handler, other employees, and bystanders, including restricted entry intervals, personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, early-entry requirements, interpreting pesticide rates, application intervals, and plant-back restrictions. Lisa will identify where California-specific requirements are more restrictive than what is found on pesticide labels. This information is critical for employers and supervisors to ensure compliance, and for applicators to understand how to protect themselves. This webinar has a fee of $40. One DPR CE unit (Laws & Regulations) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
Asian Citrus Psyllid - for COMMERCIAL GROWERS and Pest Control Advisers only (December 4, 2019 from 3-4 pm)
Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell will discuss Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) as a vector of huanglongbing (HLB) disease, distribution of HLB, monitoring methods for ACP, pesticide recommendations for areawide and eradicative strategies, how weather, flush and pesticides affect ACP populations, cultural tactics for managing psyllids, early detection tactics for detecting HLB, and mandatory and voluntary grower response to HLB. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
Asian Citrus Psyllid - for BACKYARD GROWERS and Master Gardeners (December 5, 2019 from 3-4 pm)
Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell will discuss Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) as a vector of HLB, symptoms and distribution of HLB, monitoring methods for ACP and HLB and what to do if you think you have them, how weather and flush affect populations, what are the scientists doing about HLB, and what should you as a homeowner be doing if you are in an HLB-infected area. No CEUs will be provided!
- Avocado thrips (Jan 22, 2020)
- Use of Plant Growth Regulators in Avocado (Feb 2020)
- Vertebrate pests (March 2020)
- Citricola scale (April 2020)
- Invasive shot hole borers in avocado by Akif Eskalen (May, 2020)
- Pesticide resistance management of citrus pests (June 2020)
- Ants in citrus (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).