2023 SWAG - Plant Disease

2023 Southwest Ag Summit


Course Name: Addressing Plant Disease Challenges in Leafy Greens and Melon Production




Module 1: Updated on Thrips and INSV from 2022 lettuce season in the Salinas Valley of California


Dr. Daniel Hasegawa, USDA - ARS, Salinas, CA


Module 2: Epidemiological Factors contributing to whitefly-transmitted virus outbreaks in the southwestern melon production


Dr. Bill Wintermantel, USDA-ARS, Salinas, CA


Module 3: Downy Mildew of Spinach - a continuing conundrum & Stemphylium leaf spot on Spinach - identification and molecular differentiation of species


Dr. Jim Correll, Distinguished Professor, University of Arkansas


Module 4: Fusarium wilt and downy mildew of lettuce in the desert: current YCEDA projects and trial results


Dr. Stephanie Slinski, Associate Director, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, University of Arizona




Course Number: CA-DPR # O-XXXXX-23, 2.0 CEU's (Other), AZDA # XXXXX, 2.0 CEU's, CCA # SS XXXXX, 2.0 CEU's (IPM)


CEU Credits: This course is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Arizona Department of Agriculture and Certified Crop Adviser.


Pest Control Advisors, pesticide handlers, and growers who take this course will learn about INSV + Pythium wilt interactions, a Review of viruses that infect melon in desert regions, downy mildew pathogen on spinach, Stemphylium leaf spot of spinach, and an overview of the Fusarium oxysporum f.sp lactucae and Fusarium wilt of lettuce (FWOL)




Course availability will be through the end of the year and will be removed December 31st 2023.

The course contains video, requiring a computer that can play audio and video.


Contact and technical support: Robert Masson, masson@arizona.edu.





Price: $20.00