Meeting Information

Pest and Disease Management

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 ~ 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Conference Description:

Join us for the 13th Annual Pest and Disease Symposium focusing on management of comment and invasive pests. We'll be covering new developments in landscape Phytophthora,  P. ramorum management, boxwood blight,  composts, drought and pest interaction, and quarantines. 


7:30 am Registration
8:15 am Welcome and Introductions
8:30 am Quarantines
Carole Holomuzki, Biologist/Standards Specialist III San Mateo County Department of Agriculture, Montara, CA
9:30 am P. ramorum Management
Steve Swain, UCCE, Novato, CA
10:15 am Break
10:30 am New Developments in Landscape Phytophthora Species and Management Considerations
Dr. Drew Zwart, Bartlett Tree Research Lab, San Rafael, CA
11:30 am Lunch (Provided)
12:30 pm Composts
Dr. Jim Downer, UCCE, Ventura, CA
1:30 pm Preventing New Invasive Pests Takes a Community
Kathy Kosta, California Department of Food & Agriculture, Elk Grove, CA
2:15 pm Speculations on the Impact of Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii) on Trees in California
Phil Cannon, USFS, Vallejo, CA
3:15 pm Drought and Pests: Interaction and Implications for Management
Dr. Igor Lacan, UCCE, Halfmoon Bay, CA
3:45 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

Early Registration (through 11/6/17):

$105.00 - WCISA Member
$130.00 - Non-WCISA Member

Regular Registration (on or after 11/7/17):

$145.00 - WCISA Member
$175.00 - Non-WCISA Member


$55.00 - Must be a WCISA Member


6.25 - CA / CTW / MS
1.0 - BCMA-M
5.25 - BCMA-S

6.5 Other - DPR applied for.


Joan Pisani Community Center
19655 Allendale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070