Day One

Thursday November 30th


8:00 - 9:00 Plenary Session Weed Control Automation. The Best Steps Forward.  Dr. Steven Fennimore
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Address The Latest Buzz About Bee's Dr. Walter Steve Sheppard


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 applications. 

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

3. Updates to 2018 DPR Laws and Regulations

1. Sarah Risorto 

2. William Griffin, Madera County 

3. Leonard Herrera, DPR




1:30 - 3:00 Breakouts I    
  1A Understanding Biopesticides and Their Role in Biocontrol Melissa O'Neal 
    Best Management Practices for Implementing
Biopesticides into IPM Programs
  1B BioControl, Mechanism and Practical Implementation
Mating Disruption 

Aerosol Technology for Mating Disruption and Puffer NOW. 
Advances in Mating Disruption Technology
Implementing Mating Disruption: Making It Work

Jamie Garofalo

Dr Dani Casado
Michael Gilbert
Brad Higbee

  1C Using IPM to Reduce Resistance in Pest Insects. 

Resistance Management and Changes in Insecticide Chemistry Through The Years

Dr. Jacob Wenger
Dr. Jesse Richardson  


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
     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
  2B  Viruses in Grapevines Dr. Neil McRoberts
     Mealybug Pest Control: Issues Faced by Central Valley Growers  Kent Daane
     Soil Disease Round Table

The Nutritional and Soil Component of Disease Management



5:15 - 5:45 Annual Meeting
6:00 Member Appreciation Social