North Coast pear growers are invited to a University of California Cooperative Extension meeting to discuss the flatheaded borer, a previously unknown pest causing pear damage in Lake County. Researchers are unsure if it’s the same pest as the Pacific flatheaded borer known in Washington. 

The meeting, led by Clebson G. Gonçalves, a diversified agriculture advisor, and Cindy Kron, an integrated pest management advisor, will be held from 9–10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Scotts Valley Women’s Club in Lakeport.

Registration is requested. For more information, visit:

by Ross Courtney