Please join AAIE for our Welcome Reception,  Hosted  SymAgro

Wednesday November 20, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Visalia CA


Day One, Thursday November 21, 2019




8:00 – 8:05 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Pete Goodell, Ph.D, AAIE President

8:05 – 9:00 am

Plenary Address

“Ten Pillars of IPM"

Dr. Lori Berger UC Statewide IPM Program

9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote Address

“Social Ecological Tools for Improving Crop Pest Management"

Dr. Roger D. Magarey, NSF Center IPM 

10:00 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:30 – 12:00 pm

General Session 30 minutes each Laws & Regs

Update from CADPR Director

Val Dolcini, Acting Director DPR

Update from Licensing Branch CADPR

Jessica Teague, Environmental Scientist

Pest Management & Licensing Branch

Avoiding Drift and  Treating Smart-- Pest Management Near Schools 

Louie Guerra,  Environmentalist Program Manager DPR, 

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch, AAIE Awards and Charity Auction

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout I

1A: Cannabis

"IPM in Cannabis"

 Dr. Matt  Brecht, Marrone Bio Innovations

Cannabis and Hemp : Biological Management of an Emerging Pest Complex

Alison Kutz, President Sound Horticulture

1B: Roundtable 

Getting to know DPR
Chat with CA DPR Directors

Val Dolcini, Acting Director DPR and staff 

Responsible Pest Management 

Dr. Lori Berger,  UC Statewide IPM Program

1C: Roundtable

Nut Topics A

Michael Devencenzi, President Devencenzi Ag 

Nut Topics B

Michael Devencenzi, President Devencenzi Ag 

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Breakout II

2A: Grape IPM

Nematode Management Update
Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance 
Mealy Bug Management In Grapes

Dr. Andreas Westphal
Dr. Gabriel Torres
Dr. Kent Daane

2B:  NOW Sterile Insect Release                                                               

“Sterile Insect Approach to Navel Orangeworm Management in Nut Crops"


Dr. Houston Wilson and Dr. Charles Burk



2C: Orchard

Orchard Roundtable  Continued

Michael Devencenzi

Orchard Roundtable Continued

Michael Devencenzi

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Annual Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Member Appreciation Social, sponsored by Valent


Day Two, Friday November 22, 2019




8:00 – 9:00 am

Special Address

"Mating Disruption - A Review and Future Directions

Don Thomson, President Pacific Bio Control

9:00 – 9:30 am

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

9:30 – 11:00 am

Breakout III

3A: Cannabis Roundtable

 Dr. MattnBrecht, Marrone Bio Innovations

3B: Grapes Roundtable

Max Jehle, President, Ag Consultants Inc.



11:00 – 12:30 pm

Breakout IV

4A: Specialty Crops
“Biologicals for crop care in grapes, strawberries, and vegetables”

Overview of Pest Management in Both Lettuce and Cole Crops in the Central Coast

Update on Bagrada Bug

Dr. Surenda Dara

Dr. Alejandro Del-Pozo

 Dr. Ian Grettenberger

4B: Citrus Roundtable

 Robert Walther, ESIRW Consulting

4C: Roundtable:  "Using Technology for Pest Management"

Semios Merging Technology and Pest Management

The REC and PUR System.. Maximizing the potential of the software


Abby Cox
Semios Entomologist, PCA, & Technical Sales Support Specialist

Scott Morehead, Agrian