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Come one, come all - no reservations necessary. We are going to discuss the latest citrus thrips insecticide trial at Lindcove including walking in the orchard and looking at the level of thrips scarring. We will have a group discussion about the approaches being taken to manage citrus thrips in young and mature orchards.
Citrus Thrips Field Day at Lindcove
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Lindcove Research and Extension Center
22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221
(559) 592-2408 ext 151.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell
Course Objective: To teach PCAs how to recognize the various life stages of citrus thrips and the predatory mites that attack them. A pesticide trial was conducted in April-May this year at Lindcove, and PCAs and growers will have the opportunity to look at the scarred fruit in that trial and examine the results.
9-9:30 a.m. Registration: Lindcove REC
A. Powerpoint presentation by Beth Grafton-Cardwell on efficacy of insecticides for citrus thrips control and resistance management
B. Microscope identification of citrus thrips life stages
C. Field discussion of citrus thrips and predatory mite monitoring methods and examination of the scarring damage in the experimental field plots.
Continuing Education 1.5 other units have been awarded