Regional Whitefly Meetings, July 16th & 17th

University of California’s Cooperative Extension and the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations have partnered to host four regional whitefly/Sticky Cotton meetings within the Central Valley. Discussions by Dr. Peter Goodell, Dr. Larry Godfrey and Dr. Bob Hutmacher will include information regarding sugar deposits on cotton lint and the following damage/loss to production, monitoring and management assessment of aphid and whiteflies, review of Best Management Practices including insecticide selection and the managing late season cotton. In addition County Ag Commissioners will discuss the current status of new Chlorpyrifos regulations, a critical product in whitefly and aphid pest control. PCA units have been requested and are pending. Meeting locations & times are Thursday, July 16th 9-11 a.m. at San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton Growers Association office in Shafter and 12-3 PM at County Line Gin in Hanford, along with Friday, July 17th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Westside Farmers Co-Op Gin in Tranquillity and 3-5 p.m. at West Side REC in Five Points. Contact Shana Colby to RSVP at (559)252-0684 or email

Regional Whitefly Meeting Information