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

Nursery/Floriculture Disease Management Symposium

San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Drive 
San Marcos, CA 92069

May 8, 2013 (Wednesday)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Moderator: James A. Bethke, County Director and Farm Advisor, UCCE San Diego County

Trade Show including manufacturers of pest control products

Continuing Education Units Approved: DPR (5.5 other), CCA (5.5 pest management)

Trade Show Participants

Chase Ag Consulting
OHP Inc.
Crop Production Services
becker underwood
wilbur ellis
Pace 49.com


Time Title Speaker/Affiliation
8:00 AM Registration and Trade Show  
8:45 AM Introduction Jim Bethke, UCCE San Diego County
8:55 AM Did you know that fertilizer can affect disease severity on ornamentals? Ann Chase, Chase Agricultural Consulting LLC
9:30 AM Impact and management of plant pathogens of quarantine significance Pat Nolan, Plant Pathologist, Dept. of Ag, San Diego County
10:05 AM New threats for California: Boxwood Blight and Impatiens Downy Mildew Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate, Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, Riverhead, NY
10:40 AM Break and Trade Show  
10:55 AM New fungicides for ornamental disease management Ann Chase

11:30 AM Environmental monitoring for plant disease management Steve Tjosvold, UCCE Santa Cruz and Monterey Cos.
12:05 PM Trade Show Participants- 2 to 3 minute introductions Jim Bethke
12:35 PM Lunch and Trade Show  
1:20 PM Are tissue cultured plants always virus-free? Deborah Mathews, Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Plant Pathology & Assistant Plant Pathologist - Ornamental Crops, UC Riverside
1:55 PM Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus: Review of Biology and Management Jan Hall, Target Specialty Products
2:30 PM Break and Trade Show  
2:45 PM Viruses and management with slow sand filtration in recycled irrigation water Deborah Mathews
3:15 PM Rampaging Root Rots: Rhizoctonia, Phytophthora,Thielaviopsis, and Pythium Margery Daughtrey and Ann Chase
4:00 PM Adjourn  




Registration fee: $65 per person

Online Registration (Visa, Master Card, AmEx, Discover credit cards only)

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


Information for Trade Show Vendors

We would like to include a trade show as part of the day’s activities to provide attendees with the latest information on pest and disease management products. We would like to invite your company to participate in our trade show and offer the following advertising opportunities for a $300 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.
•Your company or product information included in each registration packet.
•Includes registration for one company or association representative to attend the Symposium.

Trade Show Vendor Fee: $300

Online Vendor Registration (VISA, Master Card, AmEx, Discovery credit cards only)

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



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

Hampton Inn San Marcos
123 East Carmel Street
San Marcos, CA 92078-4309
(760) 736-9249 

Residence Inn Marriot
1245 Los Vallecitos Boulevard
San MarcosCalifornia 92069

La Quinta Inn San Diego Vista 
630 Sycamore Ave
Vista, CA 92083 
(760) 727-8180  


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