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Serving the educational needs of the various agricultural production industries in California that produce greenhouse ornamental crops and outdoor nursery products.

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2018 WINTER EVENTS.Updated

 

Fertilizers: Types, Use, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in Nursery Operation

UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium 
1432 Abbott Street. Salinas, CA 93901 

Date: February 20th, 2018

Spanish and English sessions available

Register HERE

Registro, ingrese  AQUI

These workshops are partially funded by the CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program

2018 Pest Management Symposium 

Elks Lodge, 121 Martinelli St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Join us to learn more about the latest biology and management information for the control of important diseases, insects, and weed pests in ornamental greenhouse and nursery operations. 6 California DPR credits will be available. Trade Fair participants will provide the latest information on products available to the ornamental industry.

Date: February 22nd, 2018

To Register, click Here

Sponsor / Vendor registration, click HERE

Continuing Education Units approved: 6 DPR 


 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.


 
Altman
 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 

Open PDF File


Select ABC's workshops are now online!


UCNFA online presentations in both English and Spanish can now be accessed online.

We hope you find value in these educational presentations and we look forward to offering more in the future!  

 

Nursery manual cover
Now available from the ANR catalog for $40.00 per copy

UC Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual 
 


 
Irrigation Uniformity Worksheet (Excel file will download)
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.

New light brown apple moth (LBAM) resources
from Steve Tjosvold and Neal Murray, UCCE Santa Cruz County
Field Identification Guide (PDF)
Scouting and Field Identification Video (13:10)


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


 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for a Workshop Series (English and Spanish sessions available):

Fertilizers: Types, Use, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in Nursery Operation

UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium 
1432 Abbott Street. Salinas, CA 93901 

February 20th, 2018: Fertilizers: Types, Use, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in Nursery Operation

Register HERE

Registro, ingrese  AQUI

These workshops are partially funded by the CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program

 

2018 Pest Management Symposium 

Elks Lodge, 
121 Martinelli St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Join us to learn more about the latest biology and management information for the control of important diseases, insects, and weed pests in ornamental greenhouse and nursery operations. 6 California DPR credits will be available. Trade Fair participants will provide the latest information on products available to the ornamental industry.

To Register, click Here

Date: February 22nd, 2018

Sponsor / Vendor registration, click HERE

Continuing Education Units approved: 6 DPR 


RECENT EVENTS 

Fertilizers: Plant Nutrition and the Nursery Infrastructure
January 11, 2018
Presentation posted
Salinas, CA

California Nursery Conference
July 27, 2017
Presentations posted
Irvine, CA

 

 
To view programs in 2017 and before, go to the Program and Publications page

From the UC Blogosphere...

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller) Bugs from Belize in the Bohart
Posted 2/16/2018 - Talk about alliteration. "Bugs from Belize in the Bohart." It doesn't get any more bugly than that. That would be the...

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, left, hosted a town hall moderated by California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson at World Ag Expo. Federal definition of 'rural' prevents California from getting adequate ag research funding
Posted 2/16/2018 - USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue held a town hall at World Ag Expo in Tulare on Feb. 13 to listen to suggestions for the...

Any questions about upcoming or recent events?

Email

Loren Oki lroki@ucdavis.edu

Leticia Macias lemacias@ucdavis.edu 


 
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