Bagrada Bug Meeting

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U.C. Cooperative Extension

1432 Abbott Street

Salinas, CA 93901

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All seats for the meeting have been reserved. To participate remotely, please click on this link 15 minutes before the meeting begins: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6573504304486330625 Please contact Jane Sooby at jsooby@ccof.org if you have any questions or call 831-239-0587.
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Join CCOF, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and U.C. Cooperative Extension for an informational meeting on the invasive stinkbug, the Bagrada bug.

The meeting will feature a farmer panel that will discuss what has and hasn’t worked in controlling the pest. CCOF-certified growers Grant Brians of Heirloom Organic Gardens, Phil Foster of Foster Ranch—Pinnacle Brand, and Ramy Colfer with Earthbound Farm will be on the panel along with Greg Mirassou of Crop Care Services.

Additionally, scientists from California, Arizona, and Mississippi will join Cooperative Extension researchers to discuss the biology and characteristics of Bagrada bug and potential control strategies. Speakers will include Shimat Joseph, U.C. Cooperative Extension; Larry Godfrey, UC Davis; John Palumbo, Univ. of Arizona; Tom Perring, UC Riverside; and Walker Jones, USDA-ARS, the nation's top expert on biological control of Bagrada bug.

While the emphasis will be on organic management of Bagrada bug, conventional management will also be discussed.

This meeting provides a unique opportunity to hear from researchers nationwide who are working to develop management strategies for this pest.

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U.C. Cooperative Extension

1432 Abbott Street

Salinas, CA 93901

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