What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?
|UC Ag Experts Talk: California Red Scale||9/25/2019|
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Avocado cankers and their causes||10/23/2019|
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?
California Red Scale (September 25, 2019 from 3-4 pm)
Dr. Grafton-Cardwell will discuss biology, biological control, temperature effects, damage, monitoring, chemical control, and resistance issues for California red scale. More information to come. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are approved.
Avocado cankers and their causes (October 23, 2019 from 3-4 pm)
Dr. Ben Faber will cover the identification and biology of different types of avocado cankers, management practices to prevent these diseases. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
- Spray Safe (Laws & Regs) by Lisa Blecker (Nov 20, 2019)
- Invasive shot hole borers in avocado by Akif Eskalen (Dec 4, 2019)
- Avocado thrips (Jan 22, 2020)
- Use of Plant Growth Regulators in Avocado (Feb 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). 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).