San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

San Diego Weed Management Area Annual Seminar

July 18, 2017 9:00am to July 18, 2017 14:30pm

Location: 5520 Overland Avenue, San Diego Ca 92123 ( Google Maps)

This seminar is free (courtesy of Univ. of CA Cooperative Extension and San Diego Agricultural Commissioners Office). An excellent variety of speakers covering topics on the biocontrol of one of your least favorite weedy trees (tamarisk), updates on the South American Palm Weevil, relevant information on weeds from local partners (Cal. Fish and Wildlife, UC Cooperative Extension) and reports of new and spreading weeds in the county. There will also be a session on laws and regulations for herbicide applicators.

Registration is here:


8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:10 Mark Martinez (San Diego Agricultural Commissioner’s Office) and Chris McDonald (University of California Cooperative Extension) “SDWMA weed activities in the region”

9:10-10:00 John Eckhoff (California Department of Fish and Wildlife) “Reflections from the Field and More…Wildland Weed Abatement on CDFW lands”

10:00-10:40 Nicole Norelli* and Tom Dudley. (University of California Santa Barbara, California Alliance for Tamarisk Biocontrol) “Past, Present, and Future: Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) and Biological Control in California”

Quick Break 5 min.

10:45-11:30 Mark Hoddle, University of California, Riverside, Department of Enotmology “Palmageddon: The wasting of California's palms by the South American Palm Weevil”

11:30-12:30 Lunch (Café near seminar room)

12:30-1:00 Carolyn Martus, Independent Contractor, “New Weeds for San Diego County.”

1:00-1:30 Chris McDonald “Useful herbicides in wildland weed situations”

1:30-2:30 San Diego Ag. Comm.