2022 California Citrus Conference

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is excited to announce our California Citrus Conference on October 19, 2022 in Visalia, California at the Visalia Convention Center.

The entire citrus industry is invited to participate in this FREE one-day conference, which will highlight the "best of the best" in citrus research. As space is limited, registration is required.


Conference Schedule (Tentative)

7:00 AM - Conference Registration Opens/Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
8:30 AM - California Citrus Conference Opening Session

  • Welcome - CRB Chairman and CRB President, Citrus Research Board
  • Strengthening The Connection Between Research and Advocacy – Casey Creamer
  • CA-Craft Project Update - Melinda Klein, Ph.D.
  • New USDA Citrus Rootstocks in California – Kim Bowman Ph.D.

10:00 AM - Morning Break/Scientific Poster Touring
10:30 AM - Morning Session 2

  • Keys To Successful Weed Management in Citrus - Sonia Rios
  • Optimizing On-Target Canopy Deposition In Citrus: Considerations For Minimizing Spray Drift Potential - Peter Larbi, Ph.D.
  • Development Of a Novel Symptomless Virus-Like Agent To Deliver RNA And Peptide Therapeutics Into Citrus For Long-Term Control Of Diseases Caused By Bacteria And Other Pathogens - Anne Simon, Ph.D.

12:00 PM - Complimentary Lunch/Scientific Poster Touring
1:30 PM - Afternoon Session 1

  • Pesticide Laws and Regulations: Updates - Amanda Zito
  • Updates On San Joaquin Valley Citrus IPM - Sandipa Gautam, Ph.D.
  • Opportunity And Challenges for Robotic Harvesting Of Fruits - Reza Ehsani, Ph.D.

2:45 PM - Afternoon Break/Scientific Poster Touring
3:00 PM - Afternoon Session 2

  • Salt and Nitrate Programs: Impacts and Opportunities for Citrus - Sarah Rutherford and Daniel Cozad
  • How Technology Is Transforming California Citrus - Jason Bills
  • IPM Guidelines for Mandarins: Spring Pests - Jay Rosenheim, Ph.D.

4:30 PM - Conference Concludes

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • Two (2) hours of "Other" and a half (.5) hour of "Laws & Regulations" units have been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR).
  • Two (2) hours of "Integrated Pest Management" and one (1) hour of "Crop Management" units have been approved by Certified Crop Advisers (CCA).