What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?
|UC Ag Experts Talk: Use of Plant Growth Regulators on Citrus||8/19/2020|
|UC Ag Experts Talk: What's in your Orchard: Protecting California from Invasive Species||9/9/2020|
What is involved in the webinars?
A series of 1-hour webinars, 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?
Use of Plant Growth Regulators on Citrus (August 19, 2020)
Dr. El-kereamy will discuss the use of plant growth regulators that are registered for use on California citrus to increase fruit set, prevent fruit senescence, control preharvest fruit drop, and to control suckering. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) were requested.
What's in your Orchard: Protecting California from Invasive Species (September 9, 2020)
Dr. Mark Hoddle will discuss the problems caused by invasive species in California. Invasion statistics of importance to California will be discussed along with relevant aspects of invasion biology that drive invasion pathways, establishment likelihood, and subsequent spread after establishment. One important management response is biological control and California is a world leader in this type of pest management. Problems caused by current high profile invaders (e.g., South American palm weevil), and biocontrol programs targeting destructive invasive pests (e.g., Asian citrus psyllid) will be discussed. Finally, a new twist on a classic approach will be presented, "Proactive Biocontrol." A proactive biocontrol program targeting spotted lanternfly, a pest not yet present in California, but one that is likely to establish and cause significant problems for the grape and nut industries will be discussed. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) were requested.
- Reading soil analysis report by Phoebe Gordon (October 14)
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). To qualify for the CE units make sure to
- register and log in separately with your own email address,
- 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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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 (Depart of Entomology UC Riverside Extension Specialist) with the technical support of Petr Kosina (UC IPM Content Development Supervisor) and Cheryl Reynolds (UC IPM Interactive Learning Developer).