Invasive Tree Pests Workshop to be Held in San Diego

  • Sep 10, 2018

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

Presenters include:

  • 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 afbarraza@ucanr.edu.

UCCE San Diego Invasive Tree Pests Workshop

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