Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force 2024 Grower Meeting

Southern California

Citrus growers and industry members in Ventura County are invited to attend an ACP-HLB Grower meeting tomorrow, Tues., June 11 in person or via Zoom from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The meeting is presented by the Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force and the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division (CPDPD).

Representatives from the CPDPD and the County Agricultural Commissioner’s office will be presenting updates surrounding the most recent Huanglongbing (HLB) detections. Attendees will hear updates on local activities and will have the opportunity to ask questions of CPDPD staff, local Ventura County Grower Liaisons and Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner’s staff.

Agenda

  • ACP/HLB Updates and New Area Wide Management Schedule (CPDPP Grower Liaisons)
  • ACP-HLB Quarantine Updates and Regional Readiness (Keith Okasaki, Environmental Program Manager, CDFA)
  • Protecting Ventura County Citrus: Updates on ACP/HLB Education, Outreach, and Enforcement Efforts (Ameer Atrash, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Ventura County, Weights and Measures Department)
  • ACP-HLB Research Update (Neil McRoberts, National Plant Diagnostic Network, UC IPM Statewide Program)
  • Improving The Regional Specificity of Citrus IPM Guidelines (Bodil Cass & Hamutahl Cohen, University of California Cooperative Extension)
  • Cover Crops and Hover Flies for Biocontrol of Asian Citrus Psyllid (Mark Hoddle, Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside)
  • CA-Craft Program and Its Application Process (Ivan Milosavljevic, IPM Entomologist Citrus Research Board)

If requesting DPR CEUs, the meeting must be attended in person. Please register for the meeting in CEReported to request the 4 hours of CEUs.

Register

Meeting Location: 1701 Lombard St., Oxnard, CA
Zoom: Meeting ID: 833 1062 0864
Passcode: ACPHLB


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