What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?
|UC Ag Expert talks about managing glyphosate-resistant weeds in orchard crops||4/24/2019|
|UC Ag Experts talk about snails and slugs||5/22/2019|
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?
Laurel Wilt (March 20, 2019 from 3-4 pm)
Dr. Monique J. Rivera will present current knowledge of the laurel wilt, the biology and ecology of its vector - Ambrosia beetles, current known location of the disease in the US, Identifying the disease, and the laurel wilt disease prevention in California. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
Management of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds in Orchard Crops (April 24, 2019 from 3-4pm)
Dr. Brad Hanson, cooperative extension specialist, will discuss what is herbicide resistance, current state of resistant weeds in CA permanent crops, identification and lifecycle of key glyphosate-resistant weeds, selection pressure for resistant biotypes and species, herbicide modes of action, and examples of herbicide programs for orchard crops. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
Snails and Slugs (May 22, 2019 from 3-4pm)
Presenters: Dr. Cheryl Wilen (UC IPM), Dr. Rory Mc Donnell and Dr. Dee Denver (Oregon State University), Dr. Adler Dillman and Irma DeLay (UC Riverside)
Presenters will cover overview of snail and slug biology, damage and management with emphasis on brown snail and Italian white snail, and current research on slug biocontrol using nematodes. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
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). Participants will pre-register, participate in the webinar and be awarded the unit. The sessions will be recorded and hosted on this web site for future study. However, continuing education units will be 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).