California: Chlorpyrifos Workshops Set For Sept. 15 – Feb. 5

    Workshops have been scheduled over the coming months on using chlorpyrifos insecticide in California alfalfa, almonds, citrus and cotton.

    Revised UC Pest Management Guidelines and a new web-based decision support tool will be featured.

    Sessions led by local farm UC farm advisors will present relevant IPM information and provide regulatory updates on this chemical. Instructors will  include UC IPM staff and representatives of  the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Natural Resources Conservation Services and county agricultural commissioner offices.

    Continuing education hours will be provided for pest control advisers.

    For more information, contact Pete Goodell (pbgoodell@ucanr.edu) or Lori Berger (lberger@ucanr.edu).

    Here are meeting dates, crops to be covered, locations and local contacts for upcoming workshps.

    Date Crop(s) Location Primary Outreach Partner
    Oct. 1, 2015 Alfalfa/Cotton Blythe Vonny Barlow
    Oct. 13, 2015 Cotton/Almonds Five Points Dan Munk
    Octo. 22, 2015 Alfalfa Woodland Rachel Long
    Dec. 15, 2015 Alfalfa Yreka Steve Orloff
    Jan. 7, 2016 Almonds Parlier Kris Tollerup
    Jan. 8, 2016 Alfalfa Stockton Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
    Jan. 21, 2016 Alfalfa Imperial Eric Natwick
    Jan. 12, 2016 Citrus Tulare Beth Grafton-Cardwell
    Jan. 26, 2016 Almonds/Cotton Bakersfield David Haviland
    Feb. 5, 2016 Almonds Chico Emily Symmes



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