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Archives: 2013-14 Legislative Session

Hearing Agendas

Informational Hearing


Stopping the Spread of Asian Citrus Psyllid: Challenges and Solutions


11:00 a.m.  ~  November 14, 2014


City Council/Board of Supervisors Chambers

Tenth Street Place

1010 Tenth Street, Modesto, CA




Opening Remarks


 1.   Overview, Challenges, and Response

  • Bob Wynn, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Helene Wright, State Plant Health Director for California, USDA, APHIS, PPQ
  • Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner
  • Ruben Arroyo, Kern County Agricultural Commissioner 


 2.   Developing Solutions to Combat ACP/HLB

  • Dr. MaryLou Polek, Vice President of Science and Technology, Citrus Research Board
  • Dr. Mark Hoddle, Director, Center for Invasive Species Research, UC Riverside
  • Dr. Georgios Vidalakis, Extension Specialist & Plant Pathologist; Director, Citrus Clonal Protection Program, UC Riverside 


 3.   Grower Impact

  • Joel Nelsen, President, California Citrus Mutual
  • Nick Hill, Vice President, Green Leaf Farms; Chairman, California Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee
  • Michael Frantz, Co-Owner, Frantz Wholesale Nursery, LLC


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