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September 26th – 27th, 2019
7.5 Hours of PCA
Other: 5.75
Laws and Regulations: 1.75
9.0 Hours of CCA
(Tentative Agenda/Pending CE Approval)


September 26th, 2019

1:00 PM to 9:00PM

1:00 PM


2:00 PM
Getting The Most out of Your Soil
Richard Kreps, CCA

2:30 PM
How to Optimize IPM and Nutrient Management using Aerial Drone Technology

Chris Lawson, Business Development Manager, Aerobotics
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

3:00 PM
Managing Botrytis in a Challenging Year
Gabriel Torres, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare County
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

3:30 PM
The Latest in HLB and Asian Citrus Psyllid Management

Greg Douhan, UCCE Area Citrus Advisor for Tulare, Fresno, and Madera Counties
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

4:00 PM
Navigating Fungal Diseases
Themis Michailides, Professor and Plant Pathologist UC Davis
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

4:30 PM
Paraquat Closed Transfer System (New EPA Guidelines for 2020)

Charlene Bedal, West Coast Regional Manager, HELM AGRO US
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; L & R


5:00 PM
Mixer/Trade Show
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


6:00 PM
Gala Dinner

A Full Gala Dinner for all of our guests followed by Entertainment.

6:30 PM
NOW Monitoring and Management – Current and Future Trends
Brent Short, Regional Technical Representative, Trécé, Inc.
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


7:00 PM
Jason Bird -  Magician and Illusionist

One of the most innovative and prolific minds in the magic industry, Jason continuously advances the boundaries of magic, while powerfully connecting with his audiences.

Jason Bird will perform small group illusions during the trade show/mixer from 5-6PM


September 27th, 2019

7:00 AM to 1:00PM

7:00 AM
Breakfast / Going above and Beyond for Your Grower - Keeping them Compliant

Patty Cardoso, Director of Grower Compliance for Gar Tootelian, Inc.


7:30 AM
Trade Show
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


8:00 AM
Label Update

Plant Food Systems, Inc., Trécé Inc, Helm, Sym-Agro Inc., Suterra
CE Credits: 60 Minutes; L & R


8:50 AM
Evaluation of Mating Disruption as Part of an IPM Program
Chuck Burks, Ph.D in Entomology, USDA
Dani Casado, Ph.D. in Applied Chemical Ecology, Suterra
Peter McGhee, Ph.D., Research Entomologist, Pacific Biocontrol Corp.
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


9:30 AM
Update on the Sterile Insect Program for NOW

Houston Wilson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Kearney Ag. Research and Extension Center, Dept. of Entomology, UC Riverside
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; L & R


10:00 AM
Trade Show / Break
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

11:00 AM
Panel-Top Insects Plaguing California Specialty Crops - BSB, Mealy Bugs, NOW, Spotted Wing Drosophilia
David Haviland (Mealy Bugs/NOW) UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County,
Kent Daane (SWD) Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley,
Jhalendra Rijal (BMSB) UCCE IPM Advisor for northern San Joaquin Valley
CE Credits: 60 Minutes; Other

12:00 PM

11:00 AM
Label Update


12:30 AM
A New Approach to IPM
Surendra Dara, Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

1:15 PM