Exeter, Calif., (September 26, 2017) – PCAs who want to learn how to better recognize the various life stages of scale and their parasites are invited to attend a Red Scale Identification & Parasite Life Stages Workshop at the Lindcove Research & Extension Center (22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221) on September 28th. With this knowledge PCAs can determine the level of parasitism of California red scale in their citrus orchards and make better decisions about scale control tactics.
Led by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, the workshop will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cost of the Workshop is $40 (including lunch and classroom materials). Class size is limited to 25 participants so early sign-up is recommended. A check will reserve your place in the class and checks are made payable to the UC Regents. Participants should bring a hand lens and 10-20 pieces of scale-infested fruit from one of their own orchards to the class (make sure to remove all leaves and stems and bring it in a closed bag to protect LREC from Asian citrus psyllid). Continuing education credits (6 other) have been approved for this course. For more information and to sign up for this course, contact Jasmin Del Toro at (559) 592-2408 ext 151.