(Preliminary and subject to change, listed in alphabetical order)
Organizers: Richard Lee, USDA-ARS-NCGRCD, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.; Manjunath Keremane, USDA-ARS-NCGRCD, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.; Anne Whitefield, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A. Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Vector Pathogen Complexes Committee
This is a full-day field trip to the Riverside area to look at citrus facilities and learn of efforts in California to combat Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and huanglongbing. This will provide an overview of the area wide management districts, use of biological control for the ACP, efforts to produce clean plants, and a tour of the Citrus Research Board diagnostic lab.
Organizers: Jim Adaskaveg, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.; Gerald Holmes, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, U.S.A.; Chang-Lin Xiao, USDA-ARS, Parlier, CA, U.S.A. Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Postharvest Pathology, Small Fruit Working Group
This two-day field trip will visit and discuss pre- and post-harvest diseases of small fruits, tree nut, and citrus in California.
Organizers: Ann Chase, Chase Agricultural Consulting LLC, Cottonwood, AZ, U.S.A.; Jan Hall, Target Specialty Products, CA, U.S.A. Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: TBD
Tour sites will include: Colorama Nursery (Azusa); California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Huntington Botanical Gardens; and a retail nursery.
Organizers: Isabel Munck, USFS, Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.; Jane Stewart, University of GA, Athens, GA, U.S.A.; Akif Eskalen, University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.; Susan Frankel, USDA FS Pacific Southwedt Reserach Station, Albany, CA, U.S.A.; Melody Lardner, Forest Service, U.S.A.Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Forest Pathology
Southern California, from Pasadena around the San Gabriel and Santa Susana Mountain Ranges, provides opportunities to view plants under stress from drought, urban encroachment and invasive pests. We will visit an arboretum and garden infested with the polyphagous shot hole borer and Fusarium, and then head to other nearby open areas to view other native and exotic insects and pathogens of various native and landscape trees and shrubs.
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