UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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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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UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials™

Spring 2019 Open House Ratings Days at South Coast Research & Extension Center

YOU ARE INVITED to evaluate our current trial plants on one of our Open House Ratings Days Tuesday or Wednesday morning, March 19 or 20.

This trials site is located at 7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, at UC ANR’s South Coast Research & Extension Center – event parking is free. A reminder email will be sent to you a week before the event. Participation will entail recording your quality ratings for one individual per treatment for each species/cultivar, providing you the opportunity to evaluate the performance of each species across all treatments without rating every plant in the field. The ratings take roughly 60-100 minutes to complete and participants may arrive any time between 8:00 and 11:00 am. The event is free, but space is limited, so you must register by filling out the survey located at: http://ucanr.edu/SpringRatingsSocal.

Participation is voluntary, and is open to professionals, academics and UC Master Gardeners. If you have any questions please contact skreid@ucanr.edu, and copy jasisneroz@ucdavis.edu.

 Important Details: Participants should wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, as the fields are packed dirt. You may also want to pack sunscreen and wear a hat, as the plants are in full sun. Carpooling is encouraged, but not required.  You will be provided a ratings sheet, writing implement and given general instructions when you arrive. Cold water will be providedWe hope to see you there!


UCNFA Flower

UCNFA Blog: Nursery and Flower Grower 

Covers Subjects about Horticulture and Pest Management for the Grower and Associated Industries 

Blog: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/NurseryFlower/

Subscribe: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/subscribe.cfm


Online Tool for Best Management Practices


for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations

This online tool allows growers/shippers to create a set of BMPs unique to their nursery based on county locations and the pests/pathogens under quarantine or of concern in those counties. 

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Any questions about upcoming or recent events?

Email: ucnfa@ucanr.edu   

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Upcoming Events: 


Fertilizers: Plant Nutrition and the Nursery Infrastructure
 3742 Blue Bird Canyon Road. Vista, CA 92084                Date: February 28, 2019 


English Session Registration

Registro de la Sesión en Español



California Nursery Conference & Grower Tour in conjunction with the USDA NC1186 and S-1065 Groups
June 19-20, 2018
Presentations posted
Watsonville, CA

Pest Management Symposium
February 22, 2018
Presentations posted
Watsonville, CA 

To view programs in 2018 and before, go to the Programs and Publications page

UCNFA Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter
Last Edition   (Volume 22, Issue 2) 



Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual

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

Access Catalog 



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