C a l i f o r n i a  C o n f e r e n c e  on  B i o l o g i c a l  C o n t r o l  V

Biological Control Programs in California:
Citrus to Urban

Orange crate label created by Vincent D'Amico III

Post-Conference Site

Held July 25-27, 2006, The Mission Inn, Riverside, California  USA





P R O G R A M  S U M M A R Y

July 25 - Afternoon
DANR Biological Control Workgroup Meeting

We will be adding some files from the DANR workgroup meeting soon.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Citrus and Biological Control. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

  • Welcome.  Overview of the Centennial of the University of California's Citrus Research Center-Agricultural Experiment Station

  • Overview of citrus biological control programs. Robert Luck, University of California – Riverside.

  • Citrus biological control in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, University of California – Riverside.

  • Biological control of citrus pests in Australia. Daniel Papacek, Bugs for Bugs, Australia.

  • Diaprepes root weevil and Asian citrus psyllid.  Newcomers to California?  Kris Godfrey, CDFA, Sacramento, California.

  • Panel Discussion

Risk Assessment and Weed Biological Control

  • Host specificity testing of weed biocontrol agents: can and should the phylogenetic method be modernized? David Briese, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia.
  • Emerging invasive weeds and the potential for biological control. Joe DiTomaso, University of California – Davis.
  • Risk assessment of Ceratopion basicorne, a rosette weevil of yellow starthistle. Lincoln Smith, USDA-ARS, Albany, California.
  • How to best select an agent for weed biological control. Andy Sheppard, CSIRO, Montferrier-Sur-Lez, France.
  • Biological control of squarrose knapweed in northern California: a burgeoning success story? Dale Woods, CA Dept. Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, California
  • Update on the biological control of Tamarix spp. in the western United States. Ray Carruthers, USDA-ARS, Albany, California.
  • Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 27
Urban Forestry – A Tribute to Dr. Donald Dahlsten






  • Biological control in the urban forest: A tribute to Donald Dahlsten. Andrew Lawson, Fresno State University, Fresno, California.

  • Biological control of the ash whitefly and giant whitefly. John Kabashima, UC-Cooperative Extension, Orange County, California.
  • Chemical ecology of insects in the urban forest. Steven Seybold, USDA, ARS, Pacific Southwest Res. Station, Davis, California.
  • Biological control of eucalyptus pests. Timothy Paine, University of California – Riverside.
  • Elm Pests and Better New Elm Trees for California. Steven Dreistadt, University of California – Davis.
  • Panel Discussion

Biological Control in the Urban Environment

  • Behavioral interactions between ants, pests and parasitoids – Implications for biological control. Michael Rust, University of California - Riverside.
  • Invading terrestrial arthropods; overview, pathway analysis and pest status. Robert Dowell, California Department of Food & Agriculture.
  • CityBugs: the Dahlsten legacy continues… Vernard Lewis, University of California – Berkeley.
  • Incorporating biologically-based management materials into current production in turf. Edwin Lewis, University of California – Davis
  • Panel Discussion

CCBC V Proceedings.  Cover art by Vincent D'Amico III
Download the full CCBC V Proceedings as a PDF here.
If you would like a CD or hard copy of the Proceedings,
contact Lynn LeBeck


Organizations Involved In Planning This Event Include:

Agricultural Research Service, USDA
Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service, USDA
Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers (ANBP)
California County Agricultural Commissioners
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Citrus Research Board of California
The California State University System
The Center for Biological Control, UC-Berkeley
The University of California System
UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
UC-IPM Exotic Pests and Diseases Research Program
UC Center for Invasive Species Research



Thank you to our generous Supporters!

Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers (ANBP)
California County Agricultural Commissioners
UC-IPM Exotic Pests and Diseases Research Program
Citrus Research Board of California
The Center for Biological Control, UC-Berkeley
The University of California - Davis
UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR)
The College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences
Deans Office, UC Riverside




For more information contact:

Dr. Lynn M. LeBeck
Center for Biological Control, UC-Berkeley
PH: 559-360-7111; FAX: 559-646-6593; llebeck@nature.berkeley.edu



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