UC Riverside Citrus Field Day

Mar 1, 2024

 UC Riverside Citrus Field Day for growers and industry members

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Outdoor field meeting

7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (lunch included)

1060 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riverside, CA


7:15              Registration and Parking

7:45              Welcome, Tracy Kahn and Peggy Mauk, Dept Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside    

8:00              Updates on changes in pesticide regulations, update on Oriental Fruit fly quarantine, ACP/HLB Regulations – Delia Cioc, Ag Commissioner and Erik Downs, Deputy Ag Commissioner, Riverside County

                     Current invasive fruit fly quarantines in California – Nawal Sharma (CDFA) and Francisco Quintana (USDA)

                     Understanding Oriental Fruit Fly biology, Asian Citrus Psyllid control programsDr. Bodil Cass, UC Riverside

                     Phytosanitary treatment development for invasive species – Dr. Spencer Walse, USDA

                     Updates on Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus in California and its proposed quarantine regulations – Anmol Joshi, Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division CDFA

                     Citrus Yellow Vein Associated Virus VS Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus: FRIEND VS FOE – Dr. Georgios Vidalakis, UC Riverside


                     Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllids using systemic insecticides – Dr. Frank Byrne, UC Riverside

                     Anthracnose of citrus Understanding the pathogen and its control – Dr. Peggy Mauk, UC Riverside

                     Spatial culturomics of the citrus microbiome to derive bioinoculants from functional microbiome studies – Dr. Caroline Roper & Christopher Drozd

                     Demonstration of autonomous systems for agriculture – Dr. Konstantinos Karydis, UC Riverside

                     Long-term solutions for citrus huanglongbing – Dr. Chandrika Ramadugu, UC Riverside

                     UCR Citrus Breeding and Evaluation Program Fruit Display – Toni Siebert Wooldridge, UC Riverside

                  Vendor demonstrations of autonomous systems



Continuing education PENDING


Link to program: https://capca.com/calendar/capca-socal-ucr-2024-citrus-day/


Direct link to registration: https://events.capca.com/event/21/register


UCR researchers appreciate the ongoing support of the Citrus Research Board

By Ben Faber
Author - Advisor

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