Invasive Tree Pests Workshop to be Held in San Diego
The UCCE San Diego is hosting an Invasive Tree Pests Workshop on Friday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. The seminar will focus on three invasive pests that have killed hundreds of thousands of trees in Southern California — Goldspotted Oak Borer, Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Disease and South American Palm Weevils. The event will include presentations concerning:
- The history, biology, impacts and current status of these pests
- Infestations, management and sanitation
- Pesticide laws and regulations
- Preparing for the dispersion of these invasive pests
- Andrea Araujo, Agricultural/Standards Inspector with County of San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures
- Dr. Tracy Ellis, Agricultural Scientist with the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures
- Dr. Stacy Hishinuma, Forest Entomologist with the US Forest Service
- Dr. Mark Hoddle, Biological Control Specialist with the University of California, Riverside
Registration can be completed online; the registration fee is $30. Lunch will be served.
The seminar will take place at the Point Event Center, 1010 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA, 92109.
For more information, contact Abby Barraza at firstname.lastname@example.org.