Southern California Committee





Beatriz Nobua Behrmann
UCCE Cooperative Extension Orange County
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949.301.9182

Chair Elect

Kim Corella
880 Manzanita Lane
Los Osos, CA 93402
Phone: 805.550.8583


Laura Coley Eisenberg
The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
28811 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949.489.9778


10/9/18 Southern California Committee Meeting

This meeting will include both sit down discussion and walking field trip components. The morning will include updates on ISHB/GSOB/SAPW and pertinent legislation, round table discussion from attendees throughout southern California addressing concerns or opportunities regarding tree pest outbreaks and their control, and committee business items, such as election of officers. We will break for a brown bag lunch and then head out to visit nearby field sites including trees infested with ISHB and discussion on efforts to manage and monitor their impact and spread.


  1. Location –  Irvine Ranch Water District – Duck Club (map)
  2. Time – 9:30-2:30
  3. Agenda to come soon



6/21/18 Southern California Committee Meeting

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Meeting Notes



7/12/17 Southern California Committee Business Meeting

  1. Meeting Agenda



11/30/16 Southern California Committee Meeting – Fall Symposium: Invasive Tree Pests Research and Updates

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. ISHB and Fusarium Dieback: Threats & Responses presentation – Gail Sevrens (CDFW) & David Zoutendyk (USFW)



10/7/15 Southern California Committee Meeting

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Minutes from 3/25/15 So Cal Comm Meeting
  3. PSHB Workshop Presentations – UC Irvine



4/23/13 Southern California Committee Meeting

Power Point Presentations

1) Biological Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in Southern California, Anna Soper, UC Riverside

2) Honey Bees: Pollination in a changing world, Dr. Kirk Visscher, UC Riverside



4/24/12 Southern California Committee Meeting

Power Point Presentations

1)  Disease Management for Palm Trees, Jim Downer, University of California, Ventura County

2)  Polyphagous shot hole borer and Fusarium dieback: A generalist pest/disease complex threatening avaocado and landscapes trees in California, Akif Eskalen, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Microbiology & Dept. of Entomology University of California, Riverside.



10/24/12 Southern California Committee Meeting

Power Point Presentations

1) Polyphagous shot hole borer. Richard Stouthamer, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside

2)New species of Tabakia affecting oaks. SuzanneLatham, California Deptarment of Food and Agriculture,Sacramento, CA.

3) Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in Southern California. Anna Soper, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside. She will discuss the release/spread/establishment of the Asian Citrus Psyllid.

4)  Ecological detective stories: Resolving oak mortality and exotic beetles inSouthern California woodlands. Tom Scott, UC Riverside