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Online Convention

Educational Videos from the 2020 CCNS
Webinars Events

The 2020 California Citrus Nursery Society (CCNS) Webinar Series provided an opportunity to participate in several informative webinar events.  Scroll down to see the videos.

CCNS Webinar 1 - Neonicotinoid Mitigation Measures for Citrus Nursery Crops 10/29/2020

This first webinar  started with a panel discussion made of nurseries farmers, scholars and regulators to talk about "Neonicotinoid Mitigation Measures for Citrus Nursery Crops" Panelists: Karen Morrison (California Department of Pesticide Regulation), Roger Smith (TreeSource citrus Nursery), Kim Wilenius (C&M Nursery), James R. Cranney (California Citrus Quality Council), Frank Byrne (University of California, Riverside), Quinn McFrederick (University of California, Riverside). Moderator, Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, University of California, Riverside and UC ANR.


CCNS Webinar 2 - Ute Albrech 11 03 2020
“Rootstock propagation by seed, cuttings, and tissue culture and effects on root architecture, grafted tree growth & incompatibility symptoms in new scion/rootstock combinations"

“Rootstock propagation by seed, cuttings, and tissue culture and effects on root architecture, grafted tree growth & incompatibility symptoms in new scion/rootstock combinations" by Ute Albrecht, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida/IFAS.


CCNS Webinar 3 Nate Jameson 11 05 2020
"Measuring horticultural inputs"

Nate Jameson is primarily a citrus nurseryman and passionate about trying to master his craft. Growing citrus trees! He has been in the citrus nursery business since 1998. His group has an online website selling citrus since 2000. He is also part of the National Clean Plant Network-Citrus (NCPN-Citrus)


CCNS Webinar 4 Erich S Rudyj 11 10 2020
"National Clean Plant Network (NCPN): Program overview and update"

This webinar focuses on a U.S. Department of Agriculture sponsored program called the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN). Erich Rudyj is the presenter. He has served as the Coordinator of the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) since 2008. NCPN is a Plant Protection Act (Farm Bill) initiative administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), designed to organize and support laboratories engaged in plant pathogen diagnostics, therapeutics, and the establishment in foundations (clean plant collections) of certain high-value specialty crops and then making this material available to growers and nurseries for increase. This includes, fruit trees, grapes, hops, berries, citrus, sweetpotato, and roses. The Network endeavors to bring the nations various ‘clean plant centers’ together with it’s various stakeholders; including members of industry, Federal and State agricultural plant pest and pathogen regulators, university research scientists and extension agents, non-profit organizations, and others to help ensure that ‘starter plants’ needed by nurseries, growers, and plant breeders have been tested for and cleaned of viruses and other plant pathogens of concern. The Network also supports programs to further improve clean plant centers or inform stakeholders of the availability of clean plant materials; this includes initiatives in education/outreach, economics, and quality management. NCPN currently supports about 35 facilities in 15 States serving national needs for clean plants.


CCNS Webinar 5 Tripti Vashisth 11 12 2020
"Improving nursery tree production with growing media and nutrition"

Speaker: Tripti Vashisth, an assistant Professor and citrus extension specialist at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center. She joined UF in 2014 and since then her main focus has been on citrus nutrition and grove management. She works closely with citrus growers and conducts research to address their needs. Currently, citrus production under HLB prevalent condition has been her main focus. Tripti has published 22 peer-reviewed articles, 27 extension publications, and 22 trade journal articles.


CCNS Webinar 6 El Kereamy November 17th 2020 
"Vision for Lindcove Research and Extension Center"

Dr. El-kereamy is as a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside since February 2019. He is hosted by the University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources (UCANR) at Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC). His primary responsibility is citrus horticulture and developing a comprehensive local and statewide citrus research and extension educational program. Prior to the specialist position, Dr. El-kereamy served as a viticulture and small fruit advisor to the University of California Cooperative Extension at Kern County for four years, where he established a research and extension program serving the San Joaquin Valley table grape industry. Previously, he was an assistant/associate professor in the Department of Horticulture at Ain Shams University in Egypt.
Dr. El-kereamy majored in Horticulture at Ain Shams University, Egypt, obtained a Master of Science in Pomology from the same university, and later acquired a Ph.D. in Agriculture with an emphasis in Grapevine Physiology and Molecular Biology from Toulouse University, France. He has extensive experience in several commodities revolving around plant hormones, fruit ripening, plant nutrition, and the responses of different plant species to Abiotic stress conditions.


CCNS Webinar 7 David Karp November 19th 2020 
"The Modern Citrus Cultivars Descriptive Database, a new resource for citrus nurseries and researchers"

On November 19th, 2020, David Karp introduced his “Modern Citrus Cultivars Descriptive Database,” a guide to 900 citrus varieties that have appeared since 1980, including nomenclature, intellectual property details, breeders, pedigrees, and descriptions. David Karp is an Assistant Specialist, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside. He started compiling a guide to modern citrus varieties as co-editor of the Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. One day last April, he made the fateful decision to try to list and describe them all. David is also a traveler and writer. He writes a weekly column, Market Watch, at the Los Angeles Times and has written articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Smithsonian, Sunset, Star-Ledger, and Saveur publications.


CCNS Webinar 8 Virtual Field Tour November 24th 2020 
"Virtual tour of the finger lime trial at the University of California, Riverside"

On November 24, personnel from the USDA Citrus Germplasm Repository and the UC Riverside Citrus Variety Collection presented a virtual tour of the finger lime trial located at UCR. Seeds of highly pigmented Australian finger limes were received by the USDA and are being cooperatively evaluated by USDA and UCR personnel. 

Finger limes in the trial are diverse in color and size and may be of interest to the California citrus nursery industry. The virtual tour will present information on the acquisition of the material, development of the evaluation criteria, and the process for release and being made available to the industry. Promising selections will be displayed along with evaluation data. Industry input is welcomed.

Presenters were: 
Robert Krueger and Brittany Moreland, USDA 
Tracy Kahn, Toni Siebert-Wooldridge, Karene Trunnelle, UCR


CCNS Webinar 9 Keith Okasaki  December 1st 2020 
"CDFA Citrus Division Update"

Speaker: Keith Okasaki, Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Division, California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA)


CCNS Webinar 10 Juan Koponen & Josh Kress Decemebr 3 2020 
"CDFA nursery services & testing programs and regulation update"


Juan Koponen and Josh Kress, 
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

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