Speaker: Cheryl A. Wilens, PhD
“Keeping Ahead of the Bad Guys in the Garden”
Cheryl Wilens is the “go-to” expert for fighting pests and weeds in the garden. Her advice: “Get ‘em while they’re young!”
Cheryl serves as the University of California Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor for Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties and Endemic and Invasive Pest Diseases Strategic Initiative Leader. She will share her vast knowledge with us.
Cheryl earned her B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Maryland with an emphasis in fruit and vegetable production. She went on to receive a M.S. in Horticulture at the University of Arizona before receiving her PhD in Botany at University of California Riverside, with an emphasis on weed physiology and ecology. Cheryl earned many titles and significant recognition in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences during her time at UC Riverside.
She has written extensively on pest and weed management, but her list of publications and areas of expertise span everything in the garden and beyond!