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

2014 Biological Control in Ornamental Plant Production Symposium

San Marcos Community Center    Directions
3 Civic Center Drive 
San Marcos, CA 92069 
April 30, 2014 (Wednesday)
7:20 am - 4:30 pm

Moderator: James A. Bethke, Nursery and Floriculture Farm Advisor, UCCE San Diego and Riverside Counties

Trade Show including manufacturers of biological control products for insects and diseases in ornamental plant production

Continuing Education Units Approved: DPR (6.0 other), CCA (6.0 IPM), ISA (5.25)

Thanks to these Sponsors:

Associates Insectary
Beneficial Insectary
Aqua Pulse Systems
Farmers Blend
Engage Agro USA
wilbur ellis
Applied Bio-nomics
Syngenta Bioline



Time           Title/Topic Speaker/Location
7:20 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, provided by Grangetto's Exhibit Hall
7:55 AM Introduction/Welcome/Housekeeping Moderator – James A. Bethke, Nursery and Floriculture Farm Advisor, UCCE San Diego
8:00 AM Travels and Travails of Foreign Exploration for Biological Control Agents Mark Hoddle, University of California Riverside
8:45 AM Biological Control of Soil-borne Fungal Pathogens Jim Downer, UCCE Ventura County
9:30 AM Sponsor Introductions  
9:40 AM Refreshment Break Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM Biological Control Successes Against Landscape Pests and Living With the Rest John Kabashima, UCCE Orange County
11:00 AM Ten Things Your Mother Never Told You About Biological Control, but Should Have Brian Spencer, General Manager, Applied Bio-nomics Ltd.
11:30 AM Control of the European Pepper Moth Using Biological Control and Biologicals Bryan Vander Mey, UCCE San Diego
12:00 PM Sponsor Introductions  
12:10 PM Lunch and View Sponsor Displays Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: What Would Make the Practice of Biological Control a Best Management Practice in Ornamental Plant Production? Facilitator: James A. Bethke Panelists: Speakers
2:30 PM Sponsor Introductions  
2:40 PM Break Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM Successful Biological Control in Ornamental Plant Production: Some Observations Barner Jones, Syngenta Bioline
3:30 PM Successful Biological Control in Production Systems in California, Florida and Canada Kim Horton, Biobest USA
4:00 PM Successful Examples of Biological Control of Soil-borne Pathogens Matthew Krause, BioWorks, Inc.
4:30 PM Open Discussion and Conference Adjournment  



Registration $100 per person

Walk-in Registration (April 30, 2014) $150 per person

Online Registration (credit cards only)

Mail or Fax in Registration (checks and credit cards)



Trade Show Participation

Trade Show Vendor Fee: $195

-A tabletop display at the event for your company product materials. 
-A 5 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 Registration Form


Lodging Suggestions

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

Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
1245 Los Vallecitos Boulevard
San Marcos CA 92069

Ramada Limited San Marcos
517 San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078

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


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