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News CAPCA SoCal Chapter and UC Riverside Citrus Field Day


UC Riverside and CAPCA SoCal Chapter partner to provide:

UC Riverside Citrus Field Day for growers and industry members

3.5 DPR Hours (pending approval)

Thursday, March 10, 2022

7:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (lunch to follow)

1060 Martin Luther King Blvd, Agricultural Operations, Riverside, California


Registration is $25 and includes lunch.

Please Note: This will be an outdoor field meeting.

Participants should wear footwear appropriate for walking in citrus groves and on uneven ground. Be prepared for adverse weather conditions. Participants may need to drive their own vehicles to the various stops. Those who need assistance or are unable to participate on the walking portions of the meeting, please contact Agricultural Operations at 951-827-5906 so we can try to accommodate your needs.


7:15 – 7:45         Registration

7:45 – 8:00         Welcome, Tracy Kahn and Peggy Mauk

8:00 – 8:30         Update on HLB quarantine and pesticide regulations, Ruben Arroyo, Riverside Co. Ag Commissioner

8:30 – 8:45         Develop effective protectants and therapies to manage citrus HLB using a novel class of citrus-derived antimicrobial peptides, Hailing Jin, UCR

8:45 – 9:05         Next generation of HLB tolerant rootstocks and their potential in California, Danelle Seymour, UCR

9:05 – 9:20         Break and travel to field stops

9:20 – 9:40         Potential planting strategies in the presence of HLB, Peggy Mauk, UCR

9:40 – 10:00       Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllids using beneficial insects, Nic Anne Irvin, UCR

10:00 – 10:30     DEMONSTRATION: Utilizing drone technology for pest management, Mehdi Shahbazi, Talos Drone

10:30 – 11:00     Control of citrus brown rot using fungicides – Rodger Belisle and Wei Hao, UCR

11:10 – 11:40     Long-term solutions for citrus huanglongbing – Chandrika Ramadugu, UCR

11:40 – 12:40     Display and opportunity to provide feedback on unreleased hybrids, new irradiated selections and introductions, Mike Roose and Tracy Kahn, UCR

12:40 – 1:40       LUNCH


UCR researchers appreciate the ongoing support of the Citrus Research Board

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Meeting Information

First or Third Friday of every two or three months
Mimi’s Cafe, Anaheim
Contact: Heather Palmer (949) 429-9944

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