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

2013 Nursery/Floriculture Insect Symposium

Watsonville Elks Lodge       Directions
121 Martinelli Street 
Watsonville CA 95076

December 12, 2013
7:45 am - 3:40 pm

A trade show will be included for vendors of pest control products and services (see below for participation details)

Moderator: Steve Tjosvold, UCCE Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties

Continuing Education Units Approved: DPR (5.0 other), CCA (5.0 IPM)


Conference Goals

The goal of this program is to take the important insect and mite groups and review the biology and research that supports effective pesticide and biological management of those pests. Speakers will cover the research that supports pesticide and biological control for each pest. 

Trade Fair participants will provide the latest information on products available to the ornamental industry.     


Thanks to our Trade Show Vendors

2013 vendors

Agenda (click on titles to view PDFs)

Time Title  Speaker/Affiliation
7:45am  Registration, Trade Fair and Continental Breakfast
8:30am  Introduction and audience survey
Steve Tjosvold, Farm Advisor, UCCE Santa Cruz and Monterey Cos.
8:40am  Biology and Acaricide Management for Spider Mites and other Mites Dan Gilrein, Entomologist, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
9:15am  Biology and Insecticide Management for Western Flower Thrips  Jim Bethke, Farm Advisor, UCCE San Diego and Riverside Cos.
9:45am  Biological Control Strategies for Western Flower Thrips and Mites  Gerben Messelink, Entomologist, Wageningen, The Netherlands, UR Greenhouse Horticulture
10:20am  Discussion  
Break and Trade Fair  
10:50am  Biology and Insecticide Management for Whiteflies Jim Bethke
11:20am  Biological control strategies for Whiteflies  Michael Parrella, Entomologist and Professor UC Davis
11:50am Discussion  
12:00pm  Trade Fair Participants 2 to 3 minute introductions Trade Fair Participants 
12:10pm  Lunch and Trade Fair
12:55pm  Alternative Pesticides:  biopesticides,  organic,  exempted and others Dan Gilrein

Light Brown Apple Moth Management

Control of light brown apple moth using Trichogramma egg parasitoids

Lepidoptera Insecticide Mode of Action Classification

Steve Tjosvold
2:00pm  Break and Trade Fair  
2:15pm  How to create a standing army of natural enemies in ornamental crops Gerben Messelink
2:50pm  How to Integrate Natural Enemies with Pesticides Michael Parrella
3:25pm  Summary  Steve Tjosvold 
3:30pm Snail and Slug Survey Jim Bethke on behalf of Cheryl Wilen
3:40pm Adjourn Please fill out conference evaluation



Registration Options

Early: $95 per person received by Dec 5, 2013

Late: $110 per person received after Dec 5, 2013

Secure Online Registration Form (checks or credit cards)

Mail/Fax in Registration Flyer (checks or credit cards)

Cancellations: In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please advise Linda Dodge (lldodge@ucdavis.edu) in writing or email at least 5 working days prior to the program date (Dec 5, 2013). A refund less a $20 administrative fee will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded.



Trade Show Participation

We would like to include a trade show as part of the day’s activities to provide attendees with the latest information on pest management products. We would like to invite your company to participate in our trade show and offer the following advertising opportunities for a $195 vendor fee:

-A tabletop display at the event for your company product materials.
-A 2-3 minute presentation to attendees during the symposium.
-Your logo in all email and web-based promotions.
-Includes registration for one company or association representative to attend the Symposium.

Trade Show Vendor Fee: $195

Secure Online Vendor Registration (checks or credit cards)

Mail/Fax in Vendor Registration (checks or credit cards)




UCNFA has not reserved any blocks of hotel rooms for this event.

A list of available hotels/motels in the Watsonville area can be found here:
Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce/Business Directory/Hotels

Comfort Inn
112 Airport Blvd.,
Watsonville, CA, US, 95076
Phone: (831) 728-2300



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