News and Announcements
Summer 2017 Newsletter
Newest Edition! (Volume 21, Issue 1)
Our Summer 2017 newsletter issue focuses on Phytophthora and other root pathogens and how to manage these diseases in the nursery.
By: Bruno J. L. Pitton, Lorence R. Oki, Darren L. Haver, and Grant E. Johnson
Is there potential for interruption in your water supply that will delay or reduce crop production? Is your water supply becoming more expensive? Are regulations on the water discharged from your operation becoming more difficult to meet? Or do you see water as a precious resource leaving your operation, and would like to capture it for reuse?
Altman Specialty Plants was concerned about interruption in the supply and the increasing cost of the municipal water they relied on, so an irrigation runoff capturing system was built to address these concerns.
-Original Publisher: American Nurseryman
Publication by Bill Matthews:
Examining the economics of scouting. This study was a joint project with the Agricultural Issues Center and UCNFA, funded by a CDFA Specialty Crops Block Grant.
We hope you find value in these educational presentations and we look forward to offering more in the future!
Having an efficient irrigation system is key to managing water resources under drought conditions. Click on the link above to download this Excel worksheet developed by Loren Oki and Darren Haver of UC Cooperative Extension. This worksheet will calculate the distribution uniformity of an irrigation system when measurements of the water volume captured in catch cans is entered.
Online Tool for Best Management Practices for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations
Need continuing education credits for your license or job?
Find information at these links below:
DPR Continuing Education Info
CCA Continuing Education Info
LA Irrigated Lands Group Info
LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
SAVE THE DATE!
California Nursery Conference
July 27, 2017
To view programs in 2016 and before, go to the Program and Publications page
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