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7:15 Registration and Parking at the USDA Salinity Lab/Lot 13
7:30 Welcome, Tracy Kahn and Peggy Mauk, Dept Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
7:40 Update on ACP/HLB Regulations, Ruben Arroyo/Daniel Delgado, Riverside Co. Ag Commissioner.
8:10 Detection and therapeutics of graft-transmissible diseases of citrus and USDA-UCR Finger lime project, Robert Krueger, USDA NCGRCD.
8:30 Graft-transmissible and vectored citrus diseases, Georgios Vidalakis, Dept Microbiology and Plant Pathology, UC Riverside
8:50 Field evaluation of insecticides for the control of ACP, Frank Byrne, Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside
9:10 Walk to field
9:20 Utilizing drone technology for pest management, Mehdi Shahbazi, Talos Drones AND Use of biodegradable hydrogel to deliver boric acid baits targeting pest ants in citrus, Dong-Hwan Choe, Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside
10:40 Display and opportunity to provide feedback on unreleased scion hybrids, new irradiated selections and introductions, Toni Siebert Wooldridge, Karene Trunnelle, Claire Federici, Tracy Kahn, Mikeal Roose, Dept. Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
11:10 Rootstock and Scion Research for lemons in California, Glenn Wright, U of Arizona
11:30 Citrus huanglongbing: finding solutions for disease management and long-term cultivation, Chandrika Ramadugu, Dept. Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside.
Guest speakers: Regulatory impact of citrus pests and diseases, Keith Okasaki, CDFA; New technology for measure water consumption “Transpira”, Ralf San Jose, Toro; New initiative for greenhouse research facilities, Zachary Thomas, UCR
1:30 Optional Informal Tour of the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection via shuttle.
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.
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