Please join AAIE for our Welcome Reception, 

Wednesday November 20, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Visalia CA


Day One, Thursday November 21, 2019




8:00 – 8:05 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Pete Goodell, Ph.D, AAIE President

8:05 – 9:00 am

Plenary Address

“Ten Pillars of IPM"

Dr. Lori Berger

9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote Address

“Social Ecological Tools for Improving Crop Pest Management"

Roger D.Magarey, NSF Center IPM 

10:00 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:30 – 12:00 pm

General Session 30 minutes Laws & Regs

Update from CDPR Director

Val Dolcini, Acting Director DPR

Update from Branch Director licensing


 Pest Management Near Schools 

 Enforcement Division DPR

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch, AAIE Awards and Charity Auction

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout I

1A: Cannabis

"IPM in Cannabis"

 Dr. Matt  Brecht, Marrone Bio Innovations

“IPM in Cannabis"


1B: Roundtable 

Getting to know DPR
Chat with CA DPR Directors

Val Dolcini, Acting Director DPR and staff 

Understanding Sustainable and Organic Pest Management issues 

Dr. Lori Berger

1C: Roundtable

Nut Topics

Michael Devencenzi

Nut Topics

Michael Devencenzi

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Breakout II

2A: Grape IPM

Nematode Management Update
Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance 
Mealy Bug Management In Grapes

Andreas Westerphal
Gaberiel Torres
Kent Danne

2B:  NOW Sterile Insect Release                                                               

“Sterile Insect Approach to Navel Orangeworm Management in Nut Crops"


Dr. Houston Wilson and Dr. Charles Burk



2C: Orchard

Orchard Roundtable

Michael Devencenzi

Orchard Roundtable

Michael Devencenzi

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Annual Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Member Appreciation Social, sponsored by Valent


Day Two, Friday November 22, 2019




8:00 – 9:00 am

Special Address

"Mating Disruption - A Review and Future Directions

Don Thompson

9:00 – 9:30 am

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

9:30 – 11:00 am

Breakout III

3A: Cannabis Roundtable

 Dr. Brecht, Marrone Bio Innovations

3B: Grapes Roundtable

Max Jehle, President, Ag Consultants Inc.



11:00 – 12:30 pm

Breakout IV

4A: Specialty Crops
Overview of the Use of Biologicals in Veggies and Strawberries"

Overview of Pest Management in Both Lettuce and Cole Crops in the Central Coast

Update on Bagrada Bug

Surenda Dara

Alejandro Del-Pozo

Ian Grettenberger

4B: Citrus Roundtable

 Robert Walther, ESIRW Consulting

4C: Roundtable:  "Using Technology for Pest Management"

Agrain staff, Michael Devencenzi