Roundtable Discussion to Address Avocado Pests to be Held in September

  • Sep 01, 2017

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is hosting a roundtable session entitled, “Controlling Pests in Avocados” on September 28, 2017. Presentations and discussions are as follows:

  • Presentation. Sonia Rios, UCCE Farm Advisors, “Introduction to Avocado Integrated Weed Management”
  • Roundtable Discussion 1: Mary Lu Arpaia, UCR, and Sonia Rios, “Old Challenges/New Possible Solutions: Pesticide Resistance, New Pesticides, etc.”
  • Presentation. Dr. Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission, “A Review: Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease”
  • Roundtable Discussion 2: Mary Lu Arpaia and Sonia Rios, “New Challenges: Laurel Wilt Disease and Other Pest Challenges”

The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Fallbrook Public Utility District, 990 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA, 92028. Light refreshments and pastries will be available and DPR hours can be earned upon approval. Interested parties can register for the session online.

For more information, download the roundtable flyer or contact Sonia Rios at

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