The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is excited to announce our annual California Citrus Conference on October 11 in Visalia, California, at the Wyndham Hotel. The entire citrus industry is invited to participate in the free one-day conference, which will highlight the “best of the best” in citrus research.
What: California Citrus Conference
Where: Wyndham Hotel, Visalia, CA
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Free Breakfast Buffet
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Train the Trainer: Best Practices for Citrus Field Crews to Prevent the Spread of ACP/HLB.
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
SPECIAL REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Register for this session at www.citrusinsider.org or by phone at (559) 592-3790.
Note: This training will be conducted in Spanish only.
Welcome to the California Citrus Conference
Gary Schulz, President, Citrus Research Board
The Very Latest in Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) Treatment Strategies and Detection Challenges
Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Ph.D., Director of Lindcove REC & Research Entomologist University of California, Riverside and Carla Thomas, Plant Pathologist and Epidemiologist, University of California, Davis
Exploration and Exploitation of the Microbial Communities that Associate with Citrus Trees
Johan Leveau, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
Morning Break/ Scientific Poster Touring
Improving Nitrogen Management of Citrus
Steve Petrie, Ph.D., Director of Agronomic Services, Yara North America, Inc.
An Address to California Citrus Growers
Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
Lunch/ Poster Session Touring
Being Active is Not Being Bold
Joel Nelsen, President, California Citrus Mutual
An Update from the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee (CPDPC)
Nick Hill, Chairman, CPDPC
Priority Post-Harvest Research to Control Insect Pests of California Citrus
Spencer Walse, Ph.D., Research Chemist, USDA-ARS, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center
A Panel Discussion: Biological Control Program for Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in California and Arizona
Greg Simmons, Ph.D., Entomologist, USDA-APHIS; David Morgan, Ph.D., Biocontrol Specialist, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Richard Stouthamer, Ph.D., Entomologist, University of California Animal and Natural Resources
Afternoon Break/ Scientific Poster Touring
Citrus Breeding for California: New Tools to Meet the Challenge of HLB
Mikeal Roose, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, University of California, Riverside
Streamlining the Introduction of Citrus Varieties from Huanglongbing Infested Areas into California. A case study – Florida.
Georgios Vidalakis, Ph.D., Professor and UC Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside and Director, Citrus Clonal Protection Program
Closing Session/ Door Prize Giveaway (must be present to win)
Continuing Education (CE) Units
Continuing education units have been applied for and will be available to conference attendees, pending approval by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Wyndham Hotel – Visalia, CA
9000 W. Airport Drive
Visalia, CA 93277
Special Rate of $99 per night available
Mention Group Code: Citrus Research Board
Room block rates are valid through OCTOBER 4
We look forward to seeing you on October 11 at the California Citrus Conference!