Organic Tree Crops Workshop

Sep 27, 2023

Organic Avocado & Citrus Workshop

- In Person & Virtual Event –

DPR & CCA Continuing Education Units (in progress)


Oct 12, 2023 | 8:00am – 1:00pm

UC Cooperative Extension | California Room                  669 County Square Dr. Unit 100 | Ventura, CA 93003

         Free Registration:


Program Agenda


7:30 AM

Check in


8:10 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Ben Faber, Farm Advisor, UCCE Ventura County


8:15 AM

UC Organic Agriculture Institute - Background and Current Activities

Rob Straser, Extension Coordinator, UC Organic Agriculture Institute


8:30 AM

Updates from UCCE Ventura and Hansen REC

Annemiek Schilder, Director, UCCE Ventura County


8:45 AM

- Break -


9:00 AM

Managing Pests Organically in Ventura County

Tom Roberts, Pest Control Advisor, Integrated Consulting


9:30 AM


An Ecoinformatic Approach to Improve Citrus and Avocado IPM

Bodil Cass, Extension Specialist, UC Riverside


10:00 AM

Nutrition and Soil in Citrus and Avocado

Ben Faber, Farm Advisor, UCCE Ventura County


10:30 AM

Diseases Affecting Avocado Production in California

Fatemeh Khodadadi, Extension Specialist, UC Riverside


11:00 AM

Citrus Root and Wood Diseases

Philippe Rolshausen, Extension Specialist, UC Riverside


11:30 AM

Grower Panel Discussion

  • Marjie Bartels, Bartels Ranch
  • John Wise, Sespe Creek Organics
  • Shawn Martin, Rincon Mountain Organics
  • Sean Bettles, Rincon Farms


12:00 PM

Networking and Lunch (included)


1:00 PM

- Adjourn -






By Ben Faber
Author - Advisor

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