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California red scale field day

22963 Carson Avenue
Exeter, CA 93221
Contact: sangautam@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: Lindcove Research and Extension Center

California Red Scale Field Day


 When: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Where: Lindcove Research and Extension Center Conference Building

22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221


Register using this link  or email sangautam@ucanr.edu


Instructor: Dr. Sandipa Gautam


Field Day Overview:

California red scale is a primary citrus pest in the SJV. Heat and drought conditions over the last decade has increased pest pressure. Mating disruption is now an added tool in the toolbox to manage this pest combined with parasitoids release and pesticide applications. This pest has a very complex life cycle. Understanding pest biology and seasonal phenology is important for choosing management options. The field day will cover California red scale biology, monitoring and management and will provide overviews on the best management practices.



8:15 a.m. Registration: Lindcove REC

8:45 AM-10:00 AM

  1. Introduction (lecture): The armored scale problem, biology, and best management practices (chemical, biological, pheromone controls).


10:00- 11:00 Pesticide trial results and field visits to observe CRS trial.

11:00-12:00 Lunch and interactions/discussions.


2 hours of CE pending approval.