WCISA Pest Fest

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on Friday, December 16, 2022
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Webinar Description:

Join us for our Annual Pest Fest, an update on developments in insect, pathogen, and weed pests for arborists, landscapers, landscape managers, and others in the green industry. Focus is on recognition of new (and re-emerging) pests, diagnosis, prevention, and sustainable management options.


8:15am Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Igor Lacan and Kathy Kosta
8:30am Emerald Ash Borer: Welcome to Oregon, and what it means for California
Dr. Drew Zwart, Bartlett Tree Labs, San Rafael, CA
9:15am What we see in the lab: landscape plant pathogens (common and unusual) detected at UC Davis
Dr. Johanna Del Castillo Munera - UC Davis, CA
10:00am Questions for Drew and Johanna; discussion
10:15am Break - DPR Quiz 1
10:30am Evaluating Herbicide Effectiveness in Landscapes: Harder than it looks, and some Tips for Interpreting the Science Presentation and Discussion
Dr. Chris McDonald, UCCE Riverside County, CA
11:30am Regulatory Update
Tom Smith, Forest Entomology and Pathology Program California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 
12:00pm Lunch - DPR Quiz 2
12:30pm New Liquidambar Problems: Bacterial Scorch, and Giant Liquidambar Aphid
Kyle Beucke, CDFA, Sacramento, CA
1:15pm Updates from the plant pathology lab at CDFA
Dr. Suzanne Rooney Latham, CDFA, Sacramento, CA
2:00pm Closing Comments and Q&A with afternoon speakers
2:30pm CEU Sign Out - DPR Quiz 3
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs


  • $55.00 - WCISA Member
  • $80.00 - Non-WCISA Member


  • 5.0 - CA/CTW/MS
  • 3.5 - BCMA-P
  • 1.5 - BCMA-S

4.5 DPR CEUs applied for.


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