Invasive pests to take over entomology society’s meeting

Invasive pests will take over the next meeting of the Northern California Entomology Society, set for Nov. 6 in the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District headquarters, 155 Mason Circle, Concord, Calif.

Speakers will discuss the light brown apple moth, Asian citrus psyllid and other quarantined pests, said President Susan Sawyer, area manager of Pest Detection/Emergency Projects, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

Also planned is the election of officers. The society is comprised of university faculty, researchers, pest abatement professionals, students and other interested persons.

Registration for club members starts at 9:15 a.m. The agenda includes:

9:30 a.m. – “Biocontrol of the Light Brown Apple Moth, a Quarantine Pest in California” by William Roltsch/CDFA Biocontrol Branch

10:15 a.m. – “Madagascar: People and Nature on the Eighth Continent” by Martin Hauser/CDFA Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch

11 a.m. – “Native California Bees Looking for Cheap Urban Real Estate” by Professor Gordon Frankie (or assistant), UC Berkeley

11:45 a.m.: Annual business meeting

Noon – Lunch ($15)

1:15 p.m. – “Update on Asian Citrus Psyllid, a Quarantine Pest in California” by Kris Godfrey/CDFA Biocontrol Branch

2 p.m. – “Overview of CDFA Pests, with Emphasis on Quarantine Pest” by a CDFA scientist (speaker to be announced)

For more information, contact Sawyer at (916) 262-0855 or [email protected]; or Treasurer Eric Mussen, UC Davis Department of Entomology, (530) 752-0472 or [email protected].

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