Shot Hole Borer Training Available

  • Nov 09, 2018

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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

Register for the Ventura County session now!

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

Register for the Los Angeles County session now!

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