Day One

Thursday November 30th


8:00 - 9:00 Plenary Session Climate Change and Impact for PCA's


9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Address
Biodiversity/organic production/pest interaction with soil




Coffee Break - Visit Exhibit Halls 


10:30 12:00
Flash Talks

1.The PPE Puzzle: How to Dress Yourself Not Wreck Yourself for California Pesticide Applicants. 

2. Top 10 Pesticide Use Violations Don’t Make These Mistakes.

3. Updates to 2018 DPR Laws and Regulations.

1. Emma Wilson, CA DPR

2. William Griffin, Madera County Ag Dept.

3. Leonard Herrera, DPR




1:30 - 3:00 Breakouts I    
  1A Understanding Biopesticides and Their Role in Biocontrol. Melissa O'Neal, Marrone BioInnovations
    Biopesticide for Pest and Disease Management in Strawberry and Vegetables.  Dr. Surendra Dara,  UCCE
  1B Mating Disruption Overview

Aerosol Technology for Mating Distruption and Puffer NOW: The Perspective of a Pioneer Company.
Advances in Mating Disruption Technology.
Implementing Mating Disruption: Making it Work.

Jamie Garofalo, Suterra
Dr Dani Casado, Suterra

Dr. Michael Gilbert, Semios
Brad Higbee, Trece

  1C Using IPM to Reduce Resistance in Pest Insects. 

Resistance Management and Changes in Insecticide Chemistry Through The Years.

Dr. Jacob Wenger , Fresno State
Dr. Jesse Richardson, Dow Ago Sciences 


Coffee Break - Visit Exhibit Halls 

3:30 - 5:00 Breakouts II    
  2A Vertebrate Pest Management from Practitioners Perspective. 

The Role of the Professional in Managing Human/Wildlife Conflicts Using Decades
of Experience of a Practicing Professional.

Mike Taber, Wildlife Control Technologies
    Pesticides and Wildlife 

Wildlife Incident Lab Investigates Pesticide-Related Fish and Wildlife Incidents, Involvement in the Pesticide Registration Process, Participation in Monitoring Studies, and Education of Pesticide Users on Impacts to Fish and Wildlife.

Stella McMillin, CA Dept. Fish and Wildlife
  2B Grapevines Leafroll and Red Blotch Associated Viruses.

Dr. Neil McRoberts,
UC Davis

     Mealybug Pest Control: Issues Faced by Central Valley Growers.  Dr. Kent Daane, UC Berkeley
   2C  Soil  Round Table

The Nutritional and Soil Component of Disease Management.

Paul Zellerman, Winegrape Consultant


5:15 - 5:45                 Annual Meeting
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm    Valent Member Appreciation Social