UC Riverside Citrus Field Day for growers and industry members

UC Riverside and CAPCA SoCal Chapter partner to provide:
UC Riverside Citrus Field Day for growers and industry members
Thursday, March 7, 2024
7:15 AM - 2:00 PM (lunch included)
1060 Martin Luther King Blvd, Riverside, CA 92507


7:15 AM
Registration and Parking

7:45 AM
Welcome – Tracy Kahn and Peggy Mauk, Dept Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside

8:00 AM
Updates on changes in pesticide regulations, update on Oriental Fruit fly quarantine, ACP/HLB Regulations Delia Cioc, Ag Commissioner and Erik Downs, Deputy Ag Commissioner, Riverside County

Current invasive fruit fly quarantines in California – Nawal Sharma (CDFA) and Francisco Quintana (USDA)

Understanding Oriental Fruit Fly biology, Asian Citrus Psyllid control programs – Dr. Bodil Cass, UC Riverside

Phytosanitary treatment development for invasive species Dr. Spencer Walse, USDA

Updates on Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus in California and its proposed quarantine regulations – Anmol Joshi, Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division CDFA

Citrus Yellow Vein Associated Virus VS Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus: FRIEND VS FOE Dr. Georgios Vidalakis, UC Riverside


Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllids using systemic insecticides – Dr. Frank Byrne, UC Riverside

Anthracnose of citrus Understanding the pathogen and its control – Dr. Peggy Mauk, UC Riverside

Spatial culturomics of the citrus microbiome to derive bioinoculants from functional microbiome studies – Dr. Caroline Roper & Christopher Drozd

Demonstration of autonomous systems for agriculture – Dr. Konstantinos Karydis, UC Riverside

Long-term solutions for citrus huanglongbing – Dr. Chandrika Ramadugu, UC Riverside

UCR Citrus Breeding and Evaluation Program Fruit Display – Toni Siebert Wooldridge, UC Riverside Vendor demonstrations of autonomous systems


The Citrus Field Day is a outdoor field meeting. Attendees are advised to come with footwear appropriate for walking in citrus groves and on uneven ground, and to be prepared for potential changes in weather conditions.

For those needing assistance or are unable to participate in walking portions of the meeting, please contact Agricultural Operations at 951-827-5906 for accommodation requests.

CEUs Available: Pending Approval from DPR

Registration is $35 and includes lunch.

Click HERE for additional information and to register.