What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Drought Effects on Permanent Crops||4/21/2021|
What is involved in the webinars?
A series of 1-hour 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?
Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Other Hemipteran Bug Pests of Almonds (March 24, 2021 at 3 pm)
Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an invasive stink bug species that has been causing economic damage to almonds in California in the last 3 to 4 years in the northern San Joaquin Valley. In this talk, Dr. Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE Area IPM Advisor, will discuss the identification and biology of the pest and ways to monitor this pest in almond orchards. He will also talk about the biology and feeding nature of other native stink bugs and leaffooted bugs that may be present in an almond orchard, and provide a comprehensive IPM strategy to manage these multiple hemipteran pests in almond orchards. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) were requested.
Effects of Drought and Botryosphaeria Fungi on Permanent Crops (April 21, 2021 at 3 pm)
Effects of drought are often confused with symptoms of Botryosphaeria. Dr. Ben Faber, UCCE Farm advisor in Ventura County will be talking about symptoms and classification of Botryosphaeria fungal diseases in avocado, citrus, and other perennial crops, the relationship between drought and Botryosphaeria fungi, the difficulty of controlling Botryosphaeria with chemicals, and mitigating drought effects and preventing Botryosphaeria with horticultural controls. One CCA CE unit (IPM) and one WCISA CE unit were requested.
- Soil-born Pathogens of Row Crops (May 2021)
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 (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,
- respond to the polls/knowledge checks as they come up (if polls don't work on your device use chat to submit your answers),
- and respond to the final survey at the end of the webinar and include your name, license number, and email address.
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.
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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).