UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
University of California
UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Insect ID, Scouting, Spray Evaluation, and Resistance Management

Monrovia Nursery and Growing Grounds (Visalia and Venice Hills Location)
32643 Road 196, Woodlake CA 93286
May 24, 2012 (Thursday)
Registration 8:30am
Program 9:00am - 3:00pm

Directions: From Hwy 99, exit Hwy 198 east, travel east 14 miles, turn north (left) on Rd 196, travel 4 miles to Monrovia MAP

Moderator: Michelle Le Strange, UCCE Tulare and Kings Counties (559) 684-3320

Thanks to our hosts: Sal Soriano and Mark Mitchell, Monrovia

Continuing Education Units approved: DPR 5 "other", CCA 5 "IPM"


Click on titles to view and download presentations


Workshop Agenda

Time Speaker/Affiliation Title Topics
8:30am   Registration, Monrovia Classroom Light Refreshments
9:00am Michelle Le Strange, UCCE Tulare and Kings Counties Introductions and Today's Objectives    
9:10am Karen Robb, Target Specialty Products

Know Your Pests & Know Where to Spray (Part 1)

Know Your Pests & Know Where to Spray (Part 2)  

10:00am Steve Tjosvold, UCCE Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties The Basics of Scouting      Scouting goals for invasive and traditional pests, Building pest management teams, Developing scouting maps, Scouting strategy, Scouting traps and indicator plants, Developing pest management action plans
10:30am Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UCCE Entomology Specialist (KAC and LREC) Citrus Pest Management and
Principles of Resistance Management in Nurseries
Citrus pest management including citrus leafminer, mites and thrips will be discussed in the context of managing pesticide resistance
11:15am Ken Giles, professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis Making Effective Spray Applications New spray application technology; How to evaluate efficiency of spray application systems; and Q&A on spray calibration, operation and principles
12:15pm   Lunch  
1:00pm Ken Giles and Steve Tjosvold
& Monrovia Growing Grounds
Outdoor spray demo with several sprayer types and evaluation with water mark cards   
3:00pm   Adjourn  


Workshop Registration Options

Registration is closed for this workshop. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Lodging Suggestions

Although blocks of rooms have not been set aside for the workshop, these hotels are near the meeting venue:

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Visalia/Sequoia Gateway
5438 West Cypress Avenue, Visalia, CA
13 mi West of meeting venue
(559) 739-9800

Comfort Suites
210 East Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA
9.3 mi SW of meeting venue
(559) 738-1700

2011 Field Demo of Scouting Traps and Spray Evaluation at Sunspot Nursery, Watsonville

01 Neal Murray
02 spraying blocks
03 retrieving strips
04 posting strips to map
05 Giles and Tjosvold explain results
SRA Neal Murray displays traps for LBAM Demo spray application on blocks containing water-sensitive strips distributed throughout Retrieval of water-sensitive strips after spray application Water-sensitive strips assembled into a map of the sprayed area Steve Tjosvold and Ken Giles interpret the effectiveness of the spray application from the appearance of the water-sensitive strips



Assistance Available

ADA wheelchair-sign small
Please contact the UCNFA office at 530-752-8419 (phone/fax) (email: lldodge@ucdavis.edu) if you have special needs or require assistance
Webmaster Email: lroki@ucdavis.edu