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UC Riverside and the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) are hosting the UC Riverside Citrus Field Day for growers and industry members on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at USDA Salinity Lab, 450 Big Springs Rd, Riverside, CA on the UC Riverside campus.

Please register at https://capca.com/events/march-2-2023-socal-capca-and-uc-riverside-citrus-field-day/


The cost to attend is $30 and includes lunch.  


Registration deadline is February 23, 2023.


This is an outdoor field meeting. Participants should wear footwear appropriate for walking in citrus groves and on uneven ground and prepared for adverse weather conditions. We will have vans but some participants may need to drive their own vehicles to the various stops. If you need assistance or are unable to participate in walking portions of the meeting, please contact UCR Agricultural Operations at 951-827-5906 so we can try to accommodate your needs. 


Event Schedule


7:15 – 7:30 a.m.

Registration and Parking at the USDA Salinity Lab/Lot 13


7:30 – 7:35 a.m.

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


7:35 – 8:05 a.m.

Update on ACP/HLB Regulations, Ruben Arroyo, Riverside Co. Ag Commissioner.   


8:05 – 8:25 a.m.

Detection and therapeutics of graft-transmissible diseases of citrus and USDA-UCR Finger lime project, Robert Krueger, USDA NCGRCD.      


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Graft-transmissible and vectored citrus diseases, Georgios Vidalakis, Dept Microbiology and Plant Pathology, UC Riverside 


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Utilizing drone technology for pest management, Mehdi, Talos Drones


9:35 – 9:50 a.m.

Prospects for Deploying Microbiome-Based Strategies to Address Challenges in Citriculture, Phillipe Rolshausen, Dept Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside


9:50 – 10:05 a.m.

Field evaluation of insecticides for the control of ACP, Frank Byrne, Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside


10:10 –10:30 a.m



10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Rootstock and Scion Research for lemons in California, Glenn Wright, U of Arizona


10:45 – 11:05 a.m.

Use of biodegradable hydrogel to deliver boric acid baits targeting pest ants in citrus, Dong-Hwan Choe, Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside


11:10 – 11:50 a.m.

Display and opportunity to provide feedback on unreleased scion hybrids, new irradiated selections and introductions, Toni Siebert Wooldridge, Karene Trunnelle, Claire Federici, Tracy Kahn, Mikeal Roose, Dept. Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside 


12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Citrus huanglongbing: finding solutions for disease management and long-term cultivation, Chandrika Ramadugu, Dept. Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside. 


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and guest speaker: New initiative for greenhouse research facilities, Zachary Thomas, Dept. Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside 


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Optional Informal Tour of the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection.



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