2009 Kern Spring Citrus Meeting set for April 7

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: University of California Cooperative Extension Office, Large Conference Room, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Bakersfield, Calif., 93307


1:00 – 1:10 — Registration

1:15 – 1:50 — Update on Research with Citrus Thrips and Bean Thrips, Joseph Morse, Professor of Entomology, UC Riverside

1:50 – 2:20 — Irrigation Stress and Early-Navel Fruit Maturity, Craig Kallsen, Citrus and Pistachio Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor/Kern County

2:20 – 2:55 — Citrus Stubborn, Its Vectors and Spread, Ray Yokomi, Research Plant Pathologist, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Parlier, Calif.

2:55 – 3:10 — Break

3:10 – 3:45 — The Glass is Half Full: Update on Asian Citrus Psyllid and Citrus Greening Disease and Citrus Research Board Operations, MaryLou Polek, Vice President of Operations, Citrus Research Board

3:45 – 4:20 — Scale Insects and Their Control in Citrus, Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Director, Lindcove Research and Extension Center and Extension Specialist & Entomologist, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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