An educational seminar on citrus greening is scheduled for June 8 in Riverside, Calif.
Treatment methods, regulatory issues and other topics will be discussed at the meeting sponsored by the Citrus Research Board, the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee and the University of California’s Cooperative Extension office.
Citrus greening, or HLB, was found in California earlier this year. HLB has destroyed hundreds of thousands of citrus acres in Florida and has also been found in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Louisiana.
Speakers at the June 8 event, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Riverside’s Sunkist Center, include:
- John Snyder, agriculture commissioner, Riverside County;
- Mary Lou Polek, vice president of science & technology, Citrus Research Board;
- Robert Leavitt, director, Plant Health & Pest Prevention Services, California Department of Food and Agriculture;
- Joe Morse, professor of entomology, University of California-Riverside;
- Alan Washburn, grower; and
- Brian Taylor, director of field operations, Citrus Research Board.
The program is free. To make reservations, call Emma at (559) 738-0246 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.