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I am organizing an IPM Field Meeting on 15 June (Thursday) from 9-11am in an almond orchard in Ballico, CA (Oakdale Rd & East Ave.). We are going to cover monitoring and management aspects of mites, ants, and navel orangeworm in almonds. See Location and other details here.


Brown marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has arrived to Stanislaus county. Roger Duncan (Pomology Advisor, UCCE-Stanislaus) and I collected at least 5 egg masses and several nymphs of different stages, and adults from a 'tree of haven' tree near to the highway 99 in Modesto last week. Here are some pictures:


April 11, 2015

April 11, 2015 is the date that I have created this blog site. The aim of this site is to provide relevant information related to crop production and pest management particularly focusing on the San Joaquin Valley agriculture. I hope this blog will be a platform to exchange information among agricultural experts, scientists, PCAs, and most importantly GROWER's of the northern SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.

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I'm an Integrated Pest Management Advisor aka 'IPM Advisor' with the University of California. My doctoral degree is from Virginia Tech. I have a strong background in the field and lab-based research and like to apply my skill and expertise to solve the real-world agricultural pest problems. The other major aspect of my job is the extension of knowledge and new information to the pest control professionals, growers, and allied stakeholders. I always enjoy working on research and extension interface.



University of California Cooperative Extension

Stanislaus County

3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite A

Modesto, CA 95358 

Ph: (209) 525-6800

Email: jrijal@ucdavis.edu


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