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29th Vertebrate Pest Conference
The 29th Vertebrate Pest Conference, an educational event for discussing and exchanging information on human-wildlife conflicts, will be held March 2 – March 5, 2020 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara, California. This is an applied Conference with CE units available for those in need. Special symposia for this year's Conference include “Predator Management”, “New Technologies for Managing Wildlife”, and “Island Invaders”, with additional concurrent sessions covering numerous aspects of human-wildlife conflict resolution. The Conference will kick off on Monday, March 2nd with an optional all-day field trip covering many human-wildlife conflict topics in the region. See the Preliminary Program for additional details on both the presentation topics, as well as the field trip details: http://www.vpconference.org/. Pre-registration is now open. Varying registration levels are available including full and daily registration, as well as discounted rates for retirees and students: https://www.target-specialty.com/vertebrate-pest-conference. Hotel rooms are currently reserved at the Conference hotel, but the number is limited. We encourage you to reserve your rooms as soon as possible to ensure the availability of the discounted Conference rate: https://book.passkey.com/event/49895504/owner/3105901/home. For additional details, see http://www.vpconference.org/ or contact Niamh Quinn (email@example.com).
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Let's hear it for biocontrol. You've seen lady beetles, aka ladybugs, preying on aphids. But have...
An assassin bug drills a pest, a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, snares an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider munches on a stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A great blue heron engages in a little pest management: it catches a rodent, a meadow vole, at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The great blue heron gets its prey, a meadow vole, in position before swallowing it whole. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's been a long wait for many I know, but the revised UC IPM Guidelines for strawberry are now available. This is a massive job involving a lot of work from many people, but these are the peer reviewed gold standard for pest management and cultural practices in strawberry:
Want to know how to manage this larvae and much, much more? New UC IPM guidelines for strawberry are now available!
From the Pest in the Urban Landscape blog • June 6, 2018 When people think of...
Controlling Pests in Avocados
Round Table Meeting
Sept. 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - NOON
Fallbrook Public Utility District, 990 E. Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028
DPR Hours Upon Approval
Light refreshments & pastries will be available
Please Register for this free event:
“Introduction to Avocado Integrated Weed Management” – Sonia Rios, UCCE Farm Advisors
Round table Discussion 1 - Old challenges/new possible solutions - pesticide resistance, new pesticides, etc.- Mary Lu Arpaia & Sonia Rios
“A Review: Redbay ambrosia beetle & Laurel Wilt Disease” – Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission
Round table Discussion 2- New challenges – Laurel Wilt Disease and other pest challenges - Mary Lu Arpaia & Sonia Rios
If you have any questions, contact Sonia Rios, UCCE Riverside/San Diego Counties