Shot Hole Borer Training Available
California avocado growers interested in learning more about polyphagous and Kuroshio shot hole borers are encouraged to attend an Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB) Class and Field Training session. The seminar will focus on:
- Identifying ISHB
- Biology of ISHB
- Surveillance techniques
- Managing infested trees and downed wood
The seminar will consist of a classroom session followed by a field exercise in which participants will see infested trees, learn how to identify signs of shot hole borer damage, set up a monitoring program and sample trees.
- Sabrina Drill, UCCE Natural Resources Advisor
- Bea Nobua-Behrmann, UCCE Research Scientist
- Kim Corella, Forest Pest Specialist, CalFire
- Paul Rugman-Jones, UC-Riverside Research Entomologist
The $30 registration fee includes lunch, an ISHB Field Guide and ISHB Demonstration Kit.
Seminars will be held as follows.
Ventura County — Ojai
December 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Church
185 St Thomas Dr, Ojai, CA 93023
Los Angeles County — Gardena
December 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gardena Moneta Mason Lodge and Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve
1250 W 155th St, Gardena, CA 90247