The citrus disease Huanglongbing, the Asian citrus psyllid, preserving citrus for the future, and effective pesticide use are among the topics on the agenda for the University of California, Riverside Citrus Day scheduled for Feb. 7 in Riverside.
The event will be held at UCR Agricultural Operations at Riverside with registration at 7:30 a.m. The meeting ends at 3 p.m.
Space is limited so register at https://form.jotform.com/63634683928166 by Jan. 23. There will be no walk-in registrations. E-mail directions and updates will be sent to those registered. The $25 registration charge includes lunch.
The agenda includes:
8:30 a.m. - BSL3 defines industry leadership, by Joel Nelsen, California Citrus Mutual;
9:00 a.m. – Citrus Research Board at work for you, by Melinda Klein, CRB chief research scientist;
9:30 a.m. - Citrus Huanglongbing and the importance of citrus germplasm, by Georgios Vidalakis, director, Citrus Clonal Protection Program;
10:30 a.m. – Break;
10:45 a.m. - Freezing our assets: Preserving citrus for the future, by MaryLou Polek, USDA-ARS;
11:15 a.m. - Challenges in controlling ACP with Mark Hoddle, UCR Extension entomologist;
12:15 p.m. – Lunch;
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Poster session;
12:30 p.m. - Effective use of pesticides for citrus, by Vince Samons, agricultural operations;
1:00 p.m. - CCQC 101, by James Cranney, California Citrus Quality Council; and
1:45 p.m. - Irrigation demonstration and discussion on disease management with Peggy Mauk, Chandrika Ramadugu, and others.