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UCR workshop on Pierce's disease set Nov. 16

UCR workshop on Pierce's disease set Nov. 16

(October 30, 2000)

Ed. Note: Reporters will be admitted without cost, however lunch will not be provided. A complete agenda is available on the web at

The public will get a progress report on the battle against Pierce's disease and the glassy winged sharpshooter at a "Meeting the Challenge" workshop Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Riverside Convention Center, co-sponsored by the University of California, Riverside.

Experts from UCR, UC Davis, the University of Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bayer Corporation and the Riverside Agriculture Commissioner's office are scheduled to discuss ways of protecting crops, nurseries and wildlands against Pierce's disease.

Topics include the effectiveness of insecticides and sticky traps and biological control methods, and an assessment of the effectiveness of the program to protect Temecula vineyards.

The likely audience for the meeting, scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., will be growers, farm advisors, viticulturists, pest control advisors, and other interested parties. The event is open to the public. The cost is $45.00 including lunch. The deadline for registration is Monday, November 13. Registration information is available at (909) 787-6373.

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