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Meet the staff
James A. Bethke is the County Director and Floriculture and Nursery Farm Advisor. He received his Master of Science degree in Entomology from UC Riverside in 1985. Currently he is working on several research projects to address the serious impacts on the ornamental industry due to a series of invasive pests.
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Added April 3, 2017
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Added March 31, 2017
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Added March 15, 2017
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Added March 7, 2017
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Added February 1, 2017
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