DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), (MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture and water treatment markets, in conjunction with Western Farm Press, is conducting a webinar on walnut pest management on Tuesday April 18, 2017, 11am PT/1pm CT/2pm ET.
Insect Pest Management of Walnuts | Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 11am PT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Join Dr. Robert Van Steenwyk as he discusses the major insect pests and management programs for walnuts.
During this one hour session, Dr. Van Steenwyk will discuss:
- Monitoring and control using the most recent pest management practices for conventional, reduced risk
- The use and techniques for organic insecticides
- Annual insect pest management programs and practices
P.S. - Not able to attend? Register anyway! We'll send you a link to the webinar archive so you can view it at your own convenience.
Dr. Robert A. Van Steenwyk
Cooperative Extension Specialist emeritus, Research Entomologist
University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Robert A. Van Steenwyk is currently a Cooperative Extension Specialist emeritus and Research Entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley. He has research and extension responsibilities for deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops for California and has an active applied research and extension program in integrated pest management with particular focus on reduced risk insecticides. Dr. Van Steenwyk received his Ph.D. in Economic Entomology with minors in Statistics and Biological Control from the University of California at Riverside in 1975. After graduation, Dr. Van Steenwyk’s research focused on pink bollworm in cotton and then later vegetable crop entomology at UCR before transferring to his current position at Berkeley in 1982. Dr. Van Steenwyk has published over 300 articles and been awarded over $7,000,000 for his research and extension programs during his career. He has served on research advisory boards for a number of California commodity boards, Exotic Pest Detection Panel for the California Dept. of Agriculture and Invasive Species Advisory Committee of the U.S. Dept. of Interior. As an international consultant for U.S. AID, Dr. Van Steenwyk developed entomological work plans for cotton, pulses and potatoes for Bangladesh. Dr. Van Steenwyk has been awarded numerous awards over his career including the Distinguished Service award for Outstanding Research and Outstanding Team for European Grapevine Moth from UC, Technology Transfer award for codling moth areawide suppression by USDA and the Cherry Man of the Year award from the cherry industry.
About Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII) strives to lead the movement to a more sustainable world through the discovery, development and promotion of biological products for pest management and plant health. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have four products for agriculture on the market (Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate® and Majestene®), and also distribute Bio-tam 2.0® for Isagro USA in the western U.S. We market Zequanox® for invasive mussels for water markets. We also have a proprietary discovery process, a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations, we are dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow for users around the globe. For more information, please visit www.marronebio.com.