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2019 South American Palm Weevil Management Meeting

 

South American Palm Weevil Meeting

17 June 2019

3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902

http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/park-pages/SweetwaterSummit.html

Agenda

8:00am Registration for CE credits, coffee and pastries courtesy of APC/WCA/Rainbow

9:00am Mark Hoddle, UC Riverside. Overview of palm weevil invasion into San Diego, weevil, biology, ecology, and impacts

9:45am Ivan Milosavljevic, UC Riverside. Review of weevil trapping methods for detection and control, summary of field experiments assessing the efficacy of different types of traps, baits, and yeast. Use of videography for determining and identifying differences in trap type efficacy.

10:30am Mohammed Alzubaidy, CDFA. Review of trapping and control programs for palm weevil invasions in California and latest updates on spread of South American palm weevil in San Diego County.

11:15am Erik Lindberg, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements. Review of pesticide evaluation trials for protection and control of palm weevil infestations in ornamental Canary Islands date palms in San Diego County.

12:00pm Boxed Lunch Courtesy of APC, Rainbow, WCA

1:00pm Ricardo Aguilar, APC: Overview of landscape treatment options for weevil control

1:20pm Mike Palat, WCA: Overview of palm removal options, planning, and what to expect

1:40pm Field Trip to Sweetwater Reserve to view damage and discuss trapping and management

 

An application for Continuing Education Credits has been made.