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UC Exotic/Invasive Pests and Diseases Research Program
Workshop
October 3, 2006
UNEX Building, University of California, Riverside

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The fifth annual UC Exotic/Invasive Pests and Diseases Research Workshop is scheduled for October 3, 2006 at University of California, Riverside, in the UNEX Building, Conference Room E. This event is going to be incorporated into the Riverside campus's 2006–2007 100th anniversary celebration of the contributions of the Citrus Experiment Station to pest and disease management.

This is an opportunity to review current research funded by the program, interact with the investigators, and hear invited presentations.

Agenda

7:00 a.m. Technical/Program Advisory Committee Breakfast Meeting
 
8:00 a.m. Registration/check-in
 Continental breakfast available
 
9:00 Opening Remarks/Welcome
 
Agricultural Systems Reports
 
9:10 a.m. Evaluation of the role of arthropods in the persistence and dispersal of exotic Newcastle disease (END) in Southern California
  Alex Gerry, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Carol Cardona, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
 
9:20 Origins, thresholds and management of the tomato psyllid in California
  John Trumble, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Richard Stouthamer, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
9:30 Using molecular markers to identify origins and trace spread of herbicide resistance in Echinochloa oryzoides and E. phyllopogon infesting rice fields of California
  Marie Jasieniuk, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Albert Fischer, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
 
9:40 Identification of the parasitoid fauna associated with California sharpshooters and host specificity testing of exotic mymarid parasitoids released for classical biological control of glassy-winged sharpshooter
 

Mark Hoddle, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside

 
9:50 Using population structure to identify effective parasitoid biotypes for biological control of mealy plum aphid, Hyalopterus pruni in California
  Nicholas Mills, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Insect Biology Division, UC Berkeley
 
10:00 An educational program for California concerning the identification and damage potential of Asian citru psyllid, Diaphorina citri
  Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
10:10 Developing an Argentine ant baiting program for organic agriculture
  John Klotz, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside Michael
Rust, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
10:20 Characterization of invasive isolates of Verticillium dahliae in lettuce
  Krishna Subbarao, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
10:30 Hyperparasitoids and predators, two potential biotic factors disrupting the biological control of the walnut aphid in California
  Nicholas Mills, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Insect Biology Division, UC Berkeley
 
10:40 Break
 
Urban Systems Reports
 
10:55 a.m. Quantifying the risk of pitch canker to susceptible pines in California
  Thomas Gordon, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
11:05 Assessing the vulnerability of forests to exotic pathogens through analysis of tree ring patterns
  John Battles, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ecosystem Sciences, UC Berkeley
 
11:15 Applied ecology and management of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in Fall River
  Joseph DiTomaso, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
 
11:25 Developing pheromone-based detection methods for exotic cerambycid beetles
  Jocelyn Millar, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
11:35 Monitoring environmental conditions and mating during swarming of the red imported fire ant
  Michael Rust, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Les Greenberg, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
11:45 Poster session begins
 
12:30 p.m. Buffet
 
1:30 Invited Presentation: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Citrus Experiment Station at UC Riverside
Donald Cooksey, Executive Associate Dean, Agricultural Experiment Station & Cooperative Extension, UC Riverside
 
Natural Systems Reports
 
1:45 p.m. Physiological basis for invasiveness of Sahara mustard, Brassica tournefortii, in southwestern deserts
  Jodie Holt, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
 
1:55 Functional use of geographic information systems to model the range and abundance of vine mealybug and its natural enemies
  Andrew Gutierrez, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ecosystem Sciences, UC Berkeley
Kent Daane, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Insect Biology Division, UC Berkeley
 
2:05 Disease progression plot monitoring and plotless evaluation of Phytophthora ramorum incidence in different forest types in coastal California
  Richard Standiford, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ecosystem Sciences, UC Berkeley
N. Maggi Kelly, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ecosystem Sciences, UC Berkeley
 
2:15 New relationships among the sudden oak death pathogen, native bark and ambrosia beetles, and decay fungi colonizing North American oaks
  David Wood, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Insect Biology Division, UC Berkeley
 
2:25 Development of a ranked inventory of invasive plants that threaten wildlands
  Joseph DiTomaso, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
 
2:35 Ecological and economic risk assessment and expansion dynamics of wild pigs in oak woodland ecosystems in California
  Richard Sweitzer, Department of Biology, University of North Dakota
Ronald Loggins, Department of Biology, University of North Dakota
 
2:45 The establishment of pitch canker in the Sierra Nevada
  Thomas Gordon, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
2:55 Ecological influences on invasion success of introduced genes in California tiger salamanders
  H. Brad Shaffer, Section of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis
 
3:05 Determination of the biology and methods for monitoring and treatment of the Asian woolly hackberry aphid, Shivaphis celti in California
  Andrew Lawson, Department of Plant Science, CSU Fresno
 
3:15 Break
 
Natural Systems Reports continued
 
3:30 p.m. Development of artificial diets to rear new biological control agents of yellow starthistle and other alien weeds
  Lincoln Smith, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit, USDA-ARS
 
3:40 Invasive annuals in the Mojave Desert: interactions of nitrogen deposition and soil type
  Edith Allen, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
 
3:50 Controlling establishing infestations of herbaceous perennials in the Lake Tahoe basin
  Mark Renz, University of New Mexico, Extension Plant Sciences
William Frost, UC Cooperative Extension, El Dorado County
 
4:00 Wrap-up/Closing Remarks
 
 
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
 

Posters

Poster Session begins at 11:45 a.m.

Agricultural Systems
 
1. Development of management strategies for the corn leafhopper and corn stunt disease
  Charles Summers, Department of Entomology, UC Davis
 
2. Detection of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum, the cause of Fusarium wilt of cotton, in seed and soil
  R. Michael Davis, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
3. Characterization of the expression, spatial distribution, and spread of glyphosate resistance in exotic ryegrasses (Lolium spp.) of California
  Marie Jasieniuk, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
 
4. Survey of predaceous mites in California agriculture and training in identification
  Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
5. Economic injury level for cottony cushion scale
  Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
John Trumble, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
6. Management of avocado lace bug in California
  Mark Hoddle, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Joseph Morse, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Richard Southamer, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
7. Investigation of non-host/ host resistance to viruses in citrus and tomato
  James Ng, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Riverside
 
8. Abiotic root stress and calcium in relation to susceptibility of ornamental hosts to Phytophthora ramorum
  Richard Bostock, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
9. Novel diagnostics and management to protect California agriculture from invasion of false root knot nematode
  James Baldwin, Department of Nematology, UC Riverside
 
10. Flush phenology, indigenous natural enemies and biological control: is citrus leafminer an economic pest of bearing citrus?
  Robert Luck, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Joseph G. Morse, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
John M. Heraty, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
11. Entomopathogenic nematodes for the control of the citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus
  Edwin Lewis, Department of Nematology, UC Davis
Harry Kaya, Department of Nematology, UC Davis
 
12. Determination of baseline susceptibility to select insecticides for vine mealybug control in California
  Carmen Gispert, UC Cooperative Extension, Indio Office
 
13. The response of a recently introduced pathogen to the deployment of race-specific resistance
  Thomas Gordon, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
Urban Systems
 
14. Impact and management of the Mediterranean pine engraver and red-haired bark beetle in urban pines of California
  Mary Louise Flint, Department of Entomology, UC Davis
Steven Seybold, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
 
15. Implementing a statewide biological control program for the spotted gum psyllid, an invasive pest of spotted and lemon gum eucalyptus
  Timothy Paine, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Kent Daane, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Insect Biology Division, UC Berkeley
 
16. Introduction and establishment of a specialist egg parasitoid, Avetianella near longoi, for control of the eucalyptus longhorned borer Phoracantha recurva
  Jocelyn Millar, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Timothy Paine, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
 
17. Determination of the origin and diversity of Magnaporthe grisea causing rice blast and gray leaf spot of turf in California
  Frank Wong, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Riverside
Greg Douhan, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Riverside
 
Natural Systems
 
18. Evaluation of vector potential for five beetle species that carry the pitch canker pathogen, Fusarium circinatum
  David Wood, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Insect Biology Division, UC Berkeley
Thomas Gordon, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
19. A biological basis of plant invasions: a nascent protocol for screening potentially invasive exotic woody species
  Marcel Rejmanek, Section of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis
Eva Grotkopp Kuo, Section of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis
Jennifer Erskine Ogden, Section of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis
 
20. Origin and mechanisms of spread of Ludwigia hexapetala invading freshwater wetlands of California, as revealed by molecular markers
  Marie Jasieniuk, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Brenda Grewell, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit, USDA-ARS
 
21. The impact of barb goatgrass on soil nutrients and microbial community dynamics in California grasslands
  William Horwath, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis
 
22. Effects of Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis on root growth, reproductive biology, and competitiveness of yellow starthistle
  Joseph DiTomaso, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Alison Fisher, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit, USDA-ARS
Dale Woods, California Department of Food and Agriculture
 
23. Risk assessment and predictive modeling: supporting exclusion and early detection of invasive plants that threaten California wildlands
  Joseph DiTomaso, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
 
24. The impacts of introduced predators on restoration of native Olympia oysters
  Edwin Grosholz, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
 
25. An early warning system for the planktonic dispersal of non-native and invasive marine species with DNA-based methods
  Steven Morgan, Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis
 
26. Temporal and spatial impacts of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii) on southwestern desert habitats: developing effective control strategies
  Edith Allen, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
 
27. Predicting the success of the fungal pathogen Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis in diverse California habitats and the identification of factors that affect pathogen survival
  Lincoln Smith, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit, USDA-ARS
Thomas Gordon, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
 
28. Genetic and behavioral discrimination of host plant populations of the leafbeetle, Psylliodes chalcomera, for biological control of yellow starthistle
  Lincoln Smith, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit, USDA-ARS
 
29. Control of exotic grasses in natural coastal grasslands using biotic and abiotic factors
  Claudia Luke, Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis
 
30. Ecological basis for biological control of giant reed (Arundo donax) in California
  Thomas Dudley, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara
 
31. Impact of exotic Mediterranean annual grasses on detrital food webs
  Douglas Bolger, Environmental Studies Department, Dartmouth College
Kathryn Cottingham, Biology Department, Dartmouth College
Elizabeth Wolkovich, Environmental Studies Department, Dartmouth College
 
32. Investigating the differential pathogenicity of an emerging fungal disease of amphibians in California
  Cheryl Briggs, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

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