Happy IPM New Year Courses

Dec 7, 2022

What Are the UC Ag Experts Talking About?

 For 2023

Event NameDate
UC Ag Experts Talk: Vegetable IPM in the Sacramento Valley 2/22/2023
UC Ag Experts Talk: Insects in the Vineyard 4/19/2023
UC Ag Experts Talk: Flatheaded borer concerns in California walnuts 5/31/2023

What is involved in the webinars?

A series of usually 1-hour long webinars, designed for growers and pest management professionals, highlighting various pest management and horticultural topics for citrus, avocados, and other subtropical crops. Master Gardeners can benefit from participating, but the pest management methods presented, especially the pesticides, are not to be followed without a clear understanding of their legal use by homeowners.

During each session, a UC Expert on the subject makes a presentation and entertains write-in questions via chat during and/or after the presentation. As we develop this program, we may expand to other crops.  

What are the topics and how do I register?

Register for webinars using the links above.

Vegetable IPM in the Sacramento Valley by Dr. Amber Vinchesi-Vahl (February 22, 2023)

  • Dr. Amber Vinchesi-Vahl will discuss IPM on vegetables in the Sacramento Valley, with a focus on tomatoes. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.

Insects in the Vineyard by Dr. Cindy Kron (April 19, 2023)

  • Dr. Cindy Kron will discuss the importance of proper insect identification in IPM and discuss many insects that are beneficial in vineyards. She will also discuss economic thresholds for pests that cause damage and vector diseases and include a pest to be on the lookout for: spotted lanternfly. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.

Flatheaded Borer Concerns in California Walnuts by Dr. Jhalendra Rijal (May 31, 2023)

  • Dr. Jhalendra Rijal will discuss flatheaded borer and how it is an old pest but has become a new problem in California walnuts. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.

Are there Continuing Education units?

When the subject discusses pest or disease management, continuing education units (CEU) will be requested from DPR (1 unit per session) and when relevant also Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) continuing education units will be requested. To qualify for the CEU make sure to

  • register separately with your own email address and log in from your own device
  • participate in the entire hour session
  • complete and pass a final test with 70% or higher; if not passed, the test can be retaken

If you are connecting by smartphone and need CEUs, be sure that you are using the zoom app (Android, iPhone) so that you have access to the presentation and we can track your presence in the webinar.

Certificates of completion will be emailed within one week to those who meet those requirements above.

The webinars are recorded and linked from this web site for future study. However, continuing education units are awarded only to the participants who attend the live version of the webinar.

Make a gift to support UC Ag Experts webinars

Your gift furthers UC's Integrated Pest Management's mission to help California residents, growers, land managers, and other professional pest managers prevent and solve pest problems with minimal impact on people and the environment by developing and promoting the use of integrated and ecologically sound pest management programs. Make a gift and use the Comment field to specify that your gift is for UC Ag Experts Talk webinars.

Who is involved in the UC Ag Experts webinars?

This webinar series is brought to you by Ben Faber (UC ANR Ventura Advisor) and Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell (Emeritus Entomology UCCE Specialist) with the technical support of Petr Kosina (UC IPM Content Development Supervisor) and Cheryl Reynolds (UC IPM Interactive Learning Developer). 

By Ben Faber
Author - Advisor

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