Events Information

Landscape Disease Symposium


January 16th, 2018


7:00 am Registration

8:00 am Botryosphaeria Canker of Landscape Trees: an increasing Landscape Disease in Southern California, Dr. James Downer

9:00 am Understanding the Biology of Annulohypoxylon, Biscogniauxia, and Hypoxylon: Sap Rotting Ascomycete Pathogens of Hardwoods in Southern California, Speaker to be Announced

10:00 am Fungi Identified from Failed Stems and Branches of Urban Trees, Dr. Igor Lacan

11:00 am Elucidating "lucidum": Distinguishing the Many Faces of 'Ganoderma lucidum' in the United States, Andrew L. Loyd

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Laurel Wilt: an Emerging Threat to the Lauraceae in the United States, Andrew L. Loyd

2:00 pm Tree Disease and Wood Decay as Agents of Environmental and Social Change, Dr. Kevin Smith

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm New to California: Diseases of common Landscape Plants, Dr. Drew Zwart

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS. $110 registration includes all meals and materials.  Space is limited to the first 75 registrants.  Email Dr. Jim Downer at if you have special dietary requirements or require any other accommodation for attending the meeting.   


7.0 DPR 
ISA Pending


Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
14292 West Telegraph Road, Santa Paula CA 93060