California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22
The University of California will be hosting a short pest management meeting on Wednesday morning, March 22, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in Escalon. The meeting will discuss monitoring and management techniques for navel orangeworm with an emphasis on mating disruption.
The tailgate meeting will be held about 3.6 miles east of Escalon City. To get to the meeting location, from Hwy 120 Eastbound, take a left on Victory Ave and drive ~1.3 miles. The location is on the left, located between Victory Ave and Henry Road. Look for the field meeting sign.
A rough agenda for the meeting is as follows:
- Welcome – Jhalendra Rijal, UC Cooperative Extension
- Almond Pest Management Alliance Grant Program Overview – Mark Robertson, CDPR
- Mating Disruption for NOW in Almonds and Walnuts – David Haviland and Jhalendra Rijal
- Almond Sustainability Program – Jennie Nicolau
- Displays of NOW Monitoring Tools and Mating Disruption Products – Representatives from Suterra, Semios, Pacific Biocontrol, Trécé
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