Unprecedented CAPCA Conference Attendance!

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In an exclusive interview at the 42nd Annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) Conference & Agri-Expo TODAY in Anaheim, CAPCA CEO and President, Ruthann Anderson, shared, “We have had an unprecedented response here at CAPCA.”

CAPCA CONFERENCE 2016 audience
Ruthann Anderson, CAPCA CEO and President

“Registrations are at an all-time high,” she continued. “We’ve actually sold out the entire show as well as registrations with 1600 attendees. There were just a handful of walkups that we unfortunately just couldn’t accommodate today. We are excited and looking forward to continuing to have a high professional continuing education program as well as an exhibit hall here today.”

“This year’s theme is ‘Fighting the Fear, Feeding the Nation,’ said Anderson, “so we’ll have Captain CAPCA as well as Doctor Foe here this morning.”

Click here to meet Captain CAPCA and Doctor Foe on this CAPCA ‘NEWS’ video!


Anderson reflected, “You know for us, CAPCA really represents the Pest Control Advisors (PCAs) for production ag and turf and ornamental. As a requirement for their continuing education, they need 40 hours in order to renew [their certification]. For us, bringing together continuing education as well as networking is so valuable for them as they move into the new year.”


Some “Top Gun” people speaking this year, according to Anderson, “are obviously some of our main sponsors. Bayer CropScience and FMC Corporation are both doing high-level presentations. We also have Kern County agricultural commissioner Ruben Arroyo talking about the new proposed regulations for buffer zones around schools, so that’s going to be a great conversation starter for all of our members.”


“We appreciate all of the support we receive,” Anderson stated. “It’s so valuable for us. We exist because of volunteers and we exist because of our membership. We are grateful for all of them.”

The California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) represents more than 75% of the nearly 4,000 California EPA licensed pest control advisers (PCAs) that provide pest management consultation for the production of food, fiber and ornamental industries of this state.

CAPCA is dedicated to the professional development and enhancement of our member’s education and stewardship, which includes legislative, regulatory, continuing education and public outreach activities.

CAPCA membership covers a broad spectrum of the industry including agricultural consulting firms, U.C. Cooperative Extension Service, city, county and state municipalities, public agencies, privately employed, forensic pest management firms, biological control suppliers, distributors, dealers of farm supplies, seed companies, laboratories, farming companies and manufacturers of pest management products.

Tips for the 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture

The 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture will take place on July 20 – 23, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Here are a few details to help you get you prepared for the conference.

12th ICPA Awards Nomination Deadline April 18th

Nominations for several awards in different categories are now open. Deadline Friday, April 18th, 2014 for awards nomination applications. Brief descriptions of the awards in different categories are listed below. If you have questions, please email awards@ispag.org.

Papers due April 30, 2014

All abstracts have been reviewed and acceptance and rejection emails have been sent to the corresponding authors. If you have a question about the status of your abstract please login to check your abstract status.

The tentative conference program is online. Please review the program and confirm the date of your presentation. If you have conflicts or need to change the date, we will try to accommodate these requests. If you have any questions, please email info@ispag.org.

Below are links to the author instructions for full papers and summary papers for the proceedings. These papers are due April 30, 2014.

Author Instructions

Oral Presentations – Full Paper

Poster Presentations – 2-Page Summary

Registration Online

Please register for the conference. Online registration is available. A pdf registration form is availabe if you need to pay by check or wire transfer. If you need any help with registration please contact registration@ispag.org.