Citrus research growers’ educational seminars Feb. 5 & 6

2009 Series – Southern California Program

Citrus Research Board (CRB) and University of California Cooperative Extension

— Pala (San Diego County)

Thursday, Feb. 5

Pala Casino Hotel, 35008 Pala Temecula Road (just off Highway 76) in Pala

(Between Temecula and Escondido - just 5 miles east of I-15)

— Indio (Riverside County)

Friday, Feb. 6

Indian Palms Country Club, 48630 Monroe Street in Indio

Registration opens for both sessions at 8:15 a.m.

Seminar Sessions — 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

At both locations, the program will cover:

– A “Heads Up” on Citrus Variegated Chlorosis and Citrus Leprosis

Background info on these potential invasive diseases and their vectors.

• Richard Lee, Research Plant Pathologist and Research Leader, USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus and Dates, Riverside

• Beth Stone-Smith, Glassywinged Sharpshooter Program Director, USDA-APHIS-PPQ

– California’s Current Situation with Asian Citrus Psyllid and the threat of HLB Disease — “Our Glass is Half Full”

Highlights from December’s International Research Conference on Huanglongbing and an update on the Citrus Research Board’s California industry action plan.

• MaryLou Polek, Plant Pathologist and newly appointed CRB Vice President of Operations

– Scouting for the Psyllid – Specific Tips and Tactics

Detailed guidance and advice, direct from the field, on monitoring for ACP.

• David Kellum, Entomologist, County of San Diego

– “6 in 60…” A newscast-style report on a range of issues.

• Ted Batkin, President of the Citrus Research Board

Application pending for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit.

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