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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 July 23, 2017
HIGH ALERT The Italian white snail aka white garden snail (WGS)(Theba pisana) has been in San Diego County for about 100 years. However, it has rarely caused significant...
Added June 13, 2017
Looking to hire a maintenance gardener? Make sure they are DPR certified —Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program Summer is right around the corner. The mild weather we've recently...
Added April 3, 2017
The Unified Port of San Diego and The University of California Cooperative Extension will present their 17th Annual IPM Training for Landscape Professionals. May 11,...
Added March 31, 2017
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Added March 15, 2017
SAVE THE DATE:IPM Training for Professional Landscapers Date: May 11, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sponsor: CE San Diego/Port of San Diego Event Details Get ready for the Annual IPM...